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United States v. Merino

Citation: 30 ELR 20134
No. No. 98-50037, 190 F.3d 956/(9th Cir., 09/13/1999)

The court vacates a sentence that imposed a four-level upward adjustment against a company owner who unlawfully transported and stored hazardous waste. The lower court increased the penalty under the sentencing guidelines because the cost of cleaning up the contamination would be a "substantial" expense to a reasonable person....

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