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1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Raymond Williams
E.D.  Missouri  4:17-CR-00189-RWS-PLC
2. DEFENDANT: Daryl Duncan
E.D.  Missouri  4:17-CR-00189-RWS-PLC
3. DEFENDANT: Missouri Green Materials
E.D.  Missouri  4:17-CR-00189-RWS-PLC
4. DEFENDANT: Penny Duncan
E.D.  Missouri  4:17-CR-00189-RWS-PLC
5. DEFENDANT: U.S. Technology Corporation
E.D.  Missouri  4:17-CR-00189-RWS-PLC

Raymond Williams was the President, owner, and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Technology Corporation (“UST”). UST was a registered corporation in the State of Ohio, with headquarters in Canton, Ohio. UST was a company that leased blasting material to various consumers for use in removal of paints and other materials. The consumers were often military bases and agencies, using the blasting materials to remove paints from things such as tanks and planes. The paints used often contained numerous heavy metals including cadmium, chromium, and lead. During the blasting process, heavy metals from the paint become imbedded in the material. Since the consumers leased the blasting material, consumers returned the heavy metal rich blasting material to UST upon completion.

In or around October 2013, Raymond Williams contacted Daryl Duncan in need of his assistance. Raymond Williams explained that he was in possession of over 9 million pounds of hazardous waste located in Yazoo City, Mississippi at the former Hydromex site. Williams asked Darryl Duncan to receive the hazardous waste in Berger, Missouri. Daryl Duncan agreed and worked with Penny Duncan to create Missouri Green Materials (“MGM”) for the sole purpose of receiving the hazardous waste from Yazoo City, Mississippi.

From October 2013 until December 2013, UST and Raymond Williams shipped approximately 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Yazoo City, Mississippi to MGM and the Duncans in Berger, Missouri in violation of state and federal laws.

Williams and U.S. Technology Corporation pled guilty to conspiring to transport hazardous waste.

Daryl Duncan, Penny Duncan, and MGM pled guilty to placing a person in imminent danger by releasing hazardous waste into the air.

This case was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

October 16, 2018
Penny Duncan and Daryl Duncan were each sentenced in the Eastern District of Missouri to 5 years of probation with $1,500,000 dollars of restitution ordered (joint with the other defendants).
CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 7413(c)(4)
January 11, 2019

On January 11, 2019, Ray Williams and UST were sentenced in the Eastern District of Missouri. Both parties received 60 months of probation and restitution in the amount of $1,500,000 dollars (to be shared equally with the other sentenced parties in this case).

This sentence is to run consecutive to case number 5:17-CR-00029-001.

CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 7413(c)(4)
February 22, 2019
Missouri Green Materials (MGM) was sentenced in the Eastern District of Missouri to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,500,000 fine (joint and several with the other defendants).
CITATION: 42 U.S.C. 7413(c)(4)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)

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