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OHIO COMPANY, EXECUTIVES SENTENCED FOR FALSIFYING TEST RESULTS

Release Date: 11/15/2001
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2001
OHIO COMPANY, EXECUTIVES SENTENCED FOR FALSIFYING TEST RESULTS

Luke C. Hester 202-564-7818 / hester.luke@epa.gov


J.T. Eaton & Co. of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Stanley Z. Baker and Benjamin H. Baker, two J.T. Eaton executives, were sentenced on Oct.23 for submitting a false application to EPA concerning products designed to repel squirrels and birds. J.T. Eaton & Co. was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and the Bakers were each ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. All defendants were placed on one year of probation. Stanley and Benjamin Baker had knowingly submitted falsified test results to EPA concerning one of their products. Falsifying test results can create a chemical exposure risk that may have adverse health impacts. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI, the Department of Defense, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with the assistance of EPA’s National Enforcement Investigations Center and the Indiana Office of the State Chemist. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland.

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