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For Immediate Release
July 15, 2004
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

WASHINGTON COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEDIMENT VIOLATIONS, WILL FUND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT


The Office of the Attorney General announced today that a Washington County man has entered a guilty plea to sediment violations in the Circuit Court for Washington County. Dominick J. Perini, 64, of Hagerstown, Maryland, pleaded guilty to one count of performing construction without an approved sediment control plan.

Judge Donald E. Beachley, presiding in the Circuit Court for Washington County, struck the guilty finding and placed Mr. Perini on one year of probation. As a special condition of probation, Perini was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 within twenty days. Perini was also ordered to remove a farm bridge and other waterway obstructions at the violation site. In addition, Perini will pay $10,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to fund an environmental community service project under the Farm Stewardship Program.

The Farm Stewardship Program projects are designed to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed in Maryland by reducing erosion and nutrient runoff through the creation of vegetated buffers and fences along streams. The $10,000 payment in this case will support a project in Washington County.

 

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