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FISCAL YEAR: 2010
1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Robert Scott Rorie
N.D.  Indiana  3:10CR70
2. DEFENDANT: Todd Allen Rorie
N.D.  Indiana  3:10CR79
Robert Scott Rorie was sentenced on September 27, 2010, in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Indiana to 18 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste. Todd A. Rorie was sentenced on the same date to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of hazardous waste.

In the spring of 2009, Robert Scott Rorie transported six barrels (more than 300 gallons) containing hazardous waste from Midwest Custom Painting, a custom painting business in Osceola, Ind. that he owned, to his residence in Mishawaka, Ind. Todd Rorie assisted his brother Robert Scott Rorie in the transport of the six barrels containing hazardous waste from MCP to Robert Scott Rorie’s residence. Later, after being illegally stored at the residence for several months, those same six barrels of hazardous waste were found dumped near roadsides in an area in St. Joseph County, Indiana, served by drinking water wells.



June 7, 2010
Robert Rorie was charged with one count of violating RCRA {42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(2)(A) - knowingly treats, stores or disposes of any hazardous waste ... without a permit}.

CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(2)(A)
June 14, 2010
Todd Rorie was charged with one count of violating RCRA {42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(1) - knowingly transports or causes to be transported any hazardous waste...}.

CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(1)
September 27, 2010
The defendants each pled guilty to the charge against them.

Robert Rorie was sentenced to 18 months incarceration and 24 months probation.

Todd Rorie was sentenced to 12 months and a day incarceration and 24 months probation.


Northern District of Indiana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2010

BROTHERS SENTENCED IN ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES CASES

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that Todd A. Rorie, and his brother Robert Scott Rorie, were sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio after both pled guilty to informations charging them with environmental crimes.

Todd Rorie, 38, of Granger, Indiana, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of hazardous waste. Robert Scott Rorie, 36, of Gilbert, Arizona (formerly of Mishawaka, Indiana), was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste. In the spring of 2009, Scott Rorie transported six barrels (more than 300 gallons) containing hazardous waste from Midwest Custom Painting, a custom painting business owned by him, to his residence in Mishawaka. Todd Rorie assisted his brother Scott Rorie in the transport of the six barrels containing hazardous waste from MCP to Scott Rorie’s residence. Later, after being illegally stored at the residence for several months, those same six barrels of hazardous waste were found dumped near roadsides in an area in St. Joseph County, Indiana, served by drinking water wells. This prosecution was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management-Office of Criminal Investigations, the St. Joseph County Health Department, and the St. Joseph County Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

STATUTE:
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

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