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United States v. Mar-Tee Contractors, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20417
Nos. No. 75-156, 8 ERC 1925/(D.N.J., 01/28/1976)

The double jeopardy clause does not bar criminal prosecution under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (FWPCA) of a defendant who was earlier assessed a civil penalty under the FWPCA for an oil spill. It is within Congress' power to impose both civil and criminal sanctions for the same act or omission....

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