FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 01, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Former City of Pierre Wastewater Worker Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Water Pollution Control
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Greg V. Mohr, 54, former city of Pierre wastewater superintendent, plead guilty to two counts of water pollution control violations. These are class one misdemeanors, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or $2,000 fine. Mohr received 15 days jail suspended on each count, along with $168 in court costs, 80 hours of community service, and voluntary relinquishment of any certification or permit as required by law to work within a water pollution control or waste water management facility for two years. The reporting violations involved changing the reported chlorine levels discharged.
“The violations were self-reported to the Attorney General’s Office by the City of Pierre and both the City and the defendant were fully cooperative. There was no evidence these discharges adversely affected the drinking water or the environment,” stated Jackley.
This case was investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.