Ex-CEO of environmental consultant imprisoned 3 years for false reports

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The former chief executive officer of an environmental consultant was sentenced to three years in prison for fabricating at least 405 water quality reports that were sent to state environmental agencies as part of the environmental permitting process.

DiAne Gordon, also a former co-owner of Tennessee-based Environmental Compliance & Testing (ECT), submitted false reports starting in 2017 to regulators in Tennessee and Mississippi, the Department of Justice said in a press release Monday. Gordon was sentenced by Judge John Fowlkes Jr. of the Western District of Tennessee to 26 months for engaging in fraud and received an additional 10 months for engaging in criminal conduct while she was under supervision.

Gordon must also pay approximately $222,000 in restitution.

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