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Logistics Manager Indicted for Producing False Shipping Manifests

On November 6, 2013, Ryan Thomas, former Logistics Manager, CES Environmental Services, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Beaumont, Texas, on false statements charges. 

Our investigation disclosed that Thomas produced manifests which indicated that three tanker truck loads of waste-water originated from CES' Houston plant when in fact, they were produced and shipped from CES' Port Arthur (PACES) plant. The PACES location was placed on a moratorium after a November 3, 2008, accident in which a CES driver was overcome by vapors released during the offloading of waste-water. The disposal facility placed the moratorium on all loads of waste-water from the PACES location until the cause of the accident could be identified and new inbound load testing protocols were agreed to. However, this has not taken place yet. 

Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.