Jun 18, 2013 8:15 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The owners of a Morgan City wastewater brokerage have been charged in Baton Rouge federal court for alleged participation in a conspiracy that illegally injected more than 380,000 gallons of industrial wastes down a well in Assumption Parish.
On Monday, Raymond Marcel Jr., of Berwick, and Cyril D. Robicheaux, of Morgan City, were charged with a felony by U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr.
Both Marcel and Robicheaux were accused of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and violate the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Charged with the same offense was RAM Environmental Services LLC, the Morgan City firm owned by Marcel and Robicheaux.
Edward J. Gonzales III, Vaughn's attorney, said none of the suspect industrial wastes is alleged to have been hazardous.