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Former Company Vice President Fined for Illegally Shipping Hazmat

Daryl Schumacher, former vice president of International Trading and Marketing of Lancaster, PA, was fined $2,700 by a U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia, PA, for deliberately shipping thousands of undeclared gas-charged lighters and matches by air between January 1999 and October 2000, in violation of the Federal hazardous material law. Schumacher pleaded guilty in September 2002. He received a reduced sentence in exchange for his cooperation with other OIG hazardous materials investigations.