The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland filed a motion in the state's federal court Tuesday asking U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis to grant one half of any fine imposed on the companies to ship engineer Salvatore Lopez, who alerted the U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore to the companies' illicit behavior.
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Lopez "consciously sacrificed the goal of environmental compliance to his personal financial greed," said the company, which has agreed to pay a $925,000 criminal fine in the case, according to court records.
The other defendant, Aquarosa Shipping, had not filed any opposition to the motion as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.