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Former Maryland Waste Hauler Employee Ordered to Pay $86,524 in Restitution

On January 17, Jennifer Lynn Snell, a former employee of East Coast Resources Group, LLC, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (a waste disposal trucking company) was ordered by a state court judge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland to pay $86,524 in restitution for her role in an embezzlement scheme. Snell was also ordered to serve 44 days in prison and 5 years probation. This case was referred to OIG by the Maryland Department of Transportation after Snell alleged that an FMCSA inspector was accepting bribes from a company official in exchange for a favorable compliance review. OIG determined that Snell lied about the alleged bribery scheme to cover up her manipulation of the company's payroll system to pay herself at least $86,524 in excess salary. Snell has already paid more than $8,000 in restitution.