Woman Sentenced for Compromising Water

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The former operator of several drinking water systems in North Mississippi has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills following her guilty pleas to compromising water quality.
38-year-old Mari Leigh Childs pleaded guilty to one count of submitting false material statements and one count of failing to establish and maintain records, make reports and sample effluents as required by the Clean Water Act.
Childs, of Derma, was sentenced to probation for five-years and six months of home confinement with an electronic monitoring device.
She must also pay restitution in the amount of nearly $35,000.


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