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Larkin Baggett, an owner and ...
Larkin Baggett, an owner and operator of Chemical Consultants, Inc., was charged in the District of Utah for illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste; finally a home grown eco-terrorist. (I was beginning to wonder if America had lost her leadership in the crime world.) This villain apparently illegally discharged acidic chemical wastes into a sewer system.
That is a definite no no.
He should be fined to within an inch of his economic life; but criminally prosecuted and jailed?
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Baggett, owner and operator of Chemical Consultants, Inc., was charged in the District of Utah.
Alleged violations include:
Illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste
Illegally discharging acidic chemical wastes into a sewer system
Baggett fled the jurisdiction prior to trial.
Baggett remains at large and is believed to be in Utah.
Due to the large amount of weapons in his possession at the time of his arrest, he may be armed and dangerous.
They include Larkin Baggett, ...
They include Larkin Baggett, owner of Chemical Consultants in Utah, who absconded after being accused of illegally disposing of hazardous waste.
EPA's "wanted" poster of ...
EPA's "wanted" poster of Larkin Baggett.
Baggett has pleaded guilty to assault charges in Florida.
An environmental fugitive from Utah was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for dumping toxic chemicals into Salt Lake City sewers and pointing an assault rifle at law officers in Florida.
Larkin Baggett, a longtime resident of Cottonwood Heights and owner of Chemical Consultants, received almost half the sentence recommended by prosecutors in a Miami federal court.
They had urged District Judge Kevin Michael Moore to impose a stiffer sentence because of Baggett's repeated refusal to follow the law.
The Environmental Protection Agency
, whose agents were among those who shot Baggett
, 55, in the face and buttocks during a March 10 confrontation, applauded the outcome.
was featured on the EPA's
first fugitive list about a year ago, along with the ominous notation: "Due to the large amount of weapons in his
possession at the time of his
may be armed and dangerous."
When five officers stumbled into him at an abandoned marina trailer in the Florida Keys, Baggett
came at them with an assault rifle
Larkin Baggett, 53, was in ...
Larkin Baggett, 53, was in unknown condition Tuesday night at a Miami hospital where he was flown.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the gunfire.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement
, which is investigating the shooting, would not release details about the incident, such as how many bullets hit Baggett
, from what kind of gun, and which officers from which agencies shot him.
Authorities considered Baggett
to be armed and dangerous because of the firepower he
had in his
car -- assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition -- when the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) arrested him on pollution-related crimes in Utah in 2007.
EPA agents and sheriff's deputies said Baggett pointed a weapon at them soon after they saw him leave an 11th Street trailer, located in the middle of a fairly empty storage yard near the former Turn Key Marina site, sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.
Authorities said Baggett
may have been in the area for several weeks.
Baggett, owner and operator of Chemical Consultants Inc., was indicted on four felony counts of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and two felony counts of violating the Clean Water Act, including illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste and illegally discharging acidic chemical wastes into a sewer system.
was released from federal custody pending his
June 2008 trial.
Arrest warrants were issued when he
was one of the first 23 fugitives the EPA
featured on a wanted list it developed for the first time last year.
wanted poster is available at http://www.epa.gov/fugitives.
EPA agents had met with local authorities to plan Baggett's capture, according to a statement the agency released Tuesday.
After the shoot-out, an ambulance took Baggett to the Seven Mile Bridge, where the sheriff's Trauma Star helicopter landed to take him to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, accompanied by a law enforcement officer, Herrin said.