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Washington Man Charged With Violating the Clean Air Act

On July 6, 2021, Christopher Cox was charged by an information in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to one count of violating the Clean Air Act, one count of smuggling goods into the United States, and one count of possession of child pornography. The information alleges that on an unknown date, no later than January 11, 2019, Cox falsified and filed Customs and Border Protection and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documentation to import a foreign manufactured motor vehicle into United States.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Department of Homeland Security–Homeland Security Investigations Division and the EPA-Criminal Investigative Division.
 
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.