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Portsmouth Man Charged with Discharging Ballast Water into Elizabeth River

On October 15, 2010, Mr. Jerry R. Askew, Sr. of Portsmouth, VA, and his company, Marine Environmental Services, Inc., were indicted by a federal grand jury for dumping more than 500,000 gallons of polluted water into the Elizabeth River. 

For more information, please click on the link above to view the press release from the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.

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