Carroll County Man Charged with Illegal
Transportation of Hazardous Waste
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that charges
have been filed against Christopher Maciejewski, 33, of Barley
Drive in Marriottsville for unlawfully transporting ignitable hazardous
waste from Tysons Corner Mall in McClean, Virginia to 1450 Grimm
Road in Severn, Maryland. The charges allege that Maciejewski transported
the material without having a hazardous waste hauler’s certificate
which is required by Maryland regulations.
If convicted of the offense, Maciejewski could receive a maximum
fine of $25,000 and one year in jail. The filing of charges is
merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing. All defendants, whether
corporate or individual, are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
These charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General, the Maryland
Department of the Environment Hazardous Waste Program, the United
States Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland State Police.
An arraignment date has been set for March 26, 2007 in the Circuit
Court for Anne Arundel County. In making today’s announcement,
Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Bernard
Penner for his work on the case.