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July 15, 2013

Tonawanda Coke sentencing pushed back to Sept. 30

Niagara Gazette — Judge William Skretny’s sentencing of Tonawanda Coke and its environmental manager, Mark Kamholz, has been moved to Sept. 30. 

The sentencing was originally scheduled for today.

A jury found Kamholz and the River Road facility guilty in March of violating two federal environmental laws, the Clean Air Act and the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act, after a 30-day trial. Kamholz and the corporation face a possible sentence of more than $200 million in fines and 75 years in prison in September. 

The deadline for submitting victim impact statements has also been moved as a result of the delay. Residents now have until Aug. 1 to submit the statements to the United States Attorneys Office. 

Those who wish to submit statements are instructed to describe any impact the crimes had on them and any thoughts about what sentence should be imposed. Residents are advised that the defendants may see the statements.

The statements and any questions can be sent to:

United States Attorney’s Office; Attn: Sharon Knope, 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, (716) 843-5828. Sharon.knope2@usdoj.gov

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