Government’s Circumstantial Evidence Supports Verdict Over Dumping, Judge Rules
Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT) -- FRANKFORT, Ky. — A septic tank installer’s conviction for discharging an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) was affirmed by a federal judge in Kentucky on Oct. 6, after he found that the government’s circumstantial evidence was still sufficient to support the jury’s finding (United States of America v. David Giles, No. 16-cr-0004-GFVT-REW, E.D. Ky.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139072).
(Opinion available. Document #08-161014-028Z.)
U.S. Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove of the Eastern District of...