Dec 20, 2012 12:27 PM by Tonya LaCoste

DEQ arrests Church Point man

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested a Church Point man accused of defrauding DEQ's Waste Tire Management Fund of more than $11,000. Majella Green, 55, an independent waste tire transporter contractor is accused of forging waste tire manifests and submitting them to DEQ. "This conviction applies to Green's first arrest in February 2011. The case involving the second arrest is currently under review by the District Attorney's office. In both instances, Green knowingly collected ineligible used tires from unregistered waste tire generators and marked them as eligible tires from registered generators on waste tire manifests," DEQ spokesperson Tim Beckstrom said.

"This sentence sends a strong message to unscrupulous waste tire transporters out there. DEQ is watching. If you are caught defrauding the Waste Tire Management Fund by illegally forging manifests, you will be arrested, turned over to the district attorney and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Vince Sagnibene, DEQ Undersecretary of Management & Finance.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Michael Harson and Assistant District Attorney Mark Garber. Legal proceedings concerning Green's wife, Laura Senegal, a co-defendant, are currently pending.



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