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Former Paint Company Executive Gets Five-Month Jail Term in Hazardous Materials Case

Robert P. Monimee, former Director of the Ponderosa Paint Company (now Kelly-Moore Ponderosa Paint), Boise, ID, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boise to five months in prison and fined $1,000 for transporting hazardous waste to a non-permitted facility. Monimee is the last of three people to be sentenced in connection with the illegal disposal of some 20,000 gallons of flammable oil-based paint waste. The investigation was conducted jointly with EPA-CID, the FBI, Idaho State Police, and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, with assistance from PHMSA.