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For Immediate Release
January 22, 2004
Media Contact: 410-576-6357

WASHINGTON COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH SEDIMENT VIOLATIONS

The Office of the Maryland Attorney General announced today that a Washington County man has been charged with sediment violations. Dominick J. Perini, 64, of Hagerstown, is charged with two counts of performing construction without an approved sediment control plan, and with two counts of adding soil and sediment into waters of the State, at 19619 Cresap Drive, Washington County, Maryland.

The charging document alleges that the offenses were committed between January 8, 2003 and March 12, 2003. Each count of performing construction without an approved sediment control plan is a misdemeanor that carries a potential maximum penalty of one year in prison and/or $10,000. Each count of adding soil and sediment into waters of the State is a misdemeanor that carries a potential maximum penalty of one year in prison and/or $50,000.

A charging document is merely an allegation; all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The charges result from an investigation by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Attorney General's Office with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and the Water Management Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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