On September 12, 2011, former Bennett Environmental Inc. executive, Robert Griffiths, a Canadian, was sentenced to serve 70 months in U.S. Federal prison and pay a fine of $1 million USD after pleading guilty to participating in a fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
Bennett Environmental was an environmental soil remediation company. Beginning in 2001, it won a series of contracts to remediate soil at a major environmental cleanup in the U.S. known as the Federal Creosote site. (1)
An investigation by the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division revealed that bidders on the project, including Bennett Environmental, had conspired in the bidding process, fraudulently inflated the price of certain subcontracts, and paid kick-backs.
On October 10, 2013, Robert Griffiths BOP Register Number 30078-050 was successfully treaty transferred back to Canada. (2)