Man gets probation for wastewater tampering

Posted: August 11, 2012

A man who worked at a Philadelphia industrial company was sentenced Friday in federal court to three years' probation for tampering with samples of wastewater that was discharged into the city's sewer system, prosecutors said.

Peter Shtompil was a senior manager at Nupro Industries Corp., which manufactures oils and chemical compounds at a plant in Port Richmond. The company was required to monitor pollutants in its wastewater. Shtompil watered down samples and ordered other employees to do the same.

Shtompil, 50, who now lives in South Carolina, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to criminal tampering. As part of his sentence, Shtompil was ordered to pay a $7,000 fine. - Robert Moran

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