DORCHESTER MARINE CONTRACTORS
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that criminal
charges have been filed against Spedden & Smith Marine Construction,
Inc., a Cambridge corporation, for violations stemming from its construction
of piers on private tidal wetlands. Kenneth Wilson Smith, III, 35, of
East New Market, Maryland and Phillip Winfield Spedden, Jr., 34, of 6109
Todds Point Road, Cambridge, also face criminal charges individually.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Spedden, Smith and the corporation could face a maximum fine of $500 for each charge.