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President of Former Pennsylvania Laboratory Sentenced for Mail Fraud
Release Date: 04/01/2005
Contact: Stacie Findon, 202-564-7338 / email@example.com
(04/01/05) Edward V. Kellogg, president, quality control officer, and owner of the former Johnson Laboratories Inc., in New Cumberland, Pa., was sentenced to serve 16 months in prison on March 15 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Allentown, Pa., for his conviction on 34 counts of mail fraud. The defendant will also pay $7,181 in restitution to his victims and pay a $3,400 special assessment. He will serve 36 months under court supervision and provide 80 hours of community service after he is released from prison. From May 1998 through July 2000, Kellogg engaged in a scheme to defraud customers of Johnson Laboratories by billing them for false environmental test reports. Johnson Laboratories was in the business of providing analytical testing of water and wastewater samples. Environmental test results for Volatile Organic Chemicals were falsely prepared, and Kellogg billed customers for the fraudulent test results. Submitting false laboratory results can prevent pollution control programs from being effective. The case was investigated by the Philadelphia Office of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, the EPA Office of Inspector General, the Environmental Crimes Section of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Laboratories. EPA’s National Enforcement Investigations Center provided forensic investigative support. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.