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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CECIL COUNTY MEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL DISCHARGE OF OIL INTO MARYLAND WATERS

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Eddie Broadway, Jr., 42, of Elkton, Maryland and Wade S. Hunt, 48, of Elkton, have been charged in the Circuit Court for Cecil County with illegally discharging a pollutant into the waters of the state, and with illegally discharging oil into waters of the state. The charges allege that Eddie Broadway, Jr. and Wade S. Hunt violated the State’s Water Pollution laws on November 29, 2004, by illegally discharging fuel oil into a stream near 16 Westover Place, North East in Cecil County.

If convicted of illegally discharging a pollutant into waters of the state, both men could be sentenced to one year in prison and/or fined $25,000. If convicted of discharging oil into waters of the state, they could be sentenced to one year in prison and/or fined $50,000. The filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

These charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland State Police with the assistance of the Maryland Department of Environment’s Emergency Response Division.



  

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