For Immediate Release
October 23, 2009
Attorney Daniel J. Licata
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Hubbard of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division announce that, on October 19, 2009, Brett P. Berube of Kingston, NH pled guilty to three misdemeanor-level violations of New Hampshire's Sewage Disposal laws. Specifically, Mr. Berube, a licensed septic system installer, pled guilty to knowingly failing to follow a septic design plan approved by the Department of Environmental Services ("DES"); knowingly making a false representation to DES that a septic system he installed was ready for inspection; and knowingly installing a septic system in a prohibited area due to the area's proximity to an open well.
Rockingham Superior Court Justice Tina L. Nadeau accepted Mr. Berube's pleas and sentenced him to six months in the House of Corrections, all suspended for a period of one year, conditioned on Mr. Berube remaining of good behavior and paying a $2,000.00 fine.
The convictions in this case are the result of a cooperative investigation involving the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division, and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301