For Immediate Release
October 23, 2009
Attorney Daniel J. Licata
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Hubbard of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division announce that, on October 19, 2009, Robert Fraser of Kingston, NH pled guilty to three misdemeanor offenses relating to New Hampshire's Sewage Disposal laws. Specifically, Mr. Fraser pled guilty to knowingly failing to follow a septic design plan approved for his property by the Department of Environmental Services ("DES"); purposely soliciting a septic installer to install his system in violation of a DES-approved plan; and purposely attempting to mislead a DES septic inspector sent to determine whether he complied with a DES-approved plan by installing a fake well head.
Rockingham Superior Court Justice Tina L. Nadeau accepted Mr. Fraser's pleas and sentenced him to six months in the House of Corrections, all suspended for a period of one year, conditioned on Mr. Fraser remaining of good behavior and paying a $2,000.00 fine.
The convictions in this case are the result of a cooperative investigation involving the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division, and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
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