District Attorney Skandalakis stated: "My office is committed to prosecuting those who would commit environmental crimes and jeopardize the health of all the citizens." He added: "We will prosecute environmental crimes to protect the peoples’ health in our District."
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker stated: "We are pleased with the federal, state, and local cooperative efforts in obtaining this indictment. This is the third environmental crimes indictment this office has obtained in the past few months. These cases send a message that those that commit environmental crimes in Georgia will be prosecuted."
If convicted on all three felony counts, Mr. Parker could be sentenced for up to nine years in jail fined up to $50,000 for each day of each violation.