July 10, 2020
Montana Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy and Violating the Clean Air Act
On July 10, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana sentenced Peter Margiotta to 18 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, a $50,000 fine and a $300 special assessment. On September 27, 2019, a jury found Margiotta guilty of conspiracy and violations of the Clean Air Act.
Margiotta was the president, CEO, and owner of Custom Carbon Processing, Inc. (CCP), a slop-oil processing and recycling company near Wibaux, Montana. The investigation revealed that he accepted hazardous materials at CCP even though the facility was not designed, constructed, or operated to handle such materials.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Environmental Protection Agency-Criminal Investigation Division.