No further prosecution for man whose Pittsburgh company shipped pressurized gas via air

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A man whose company paid $288,000 to resolve a charge of illegally shipping pressurized gas by air will avoid further prosecution, according to court documents filed today.

Anthony J. Morgavo Jr., who was 27 at the time of his 2011 indictment, was charged with unlawful transportation of hazardous materials via air commerce, a felony.

He successfully completed a pretrial diversion program, assistant U.S. attorney Nelson Cohen indicated in a motion to dismiss the charge.

U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak granted the motion.

Mr. Morgavo's company, Field Environmental Instruments, paid a fine of $96,000 and a civil penalty of $192,000 for sending the potentially explosive pressurized gas by air.

Another member of the company, Walter Caldwell II, of West Mifflin, similarly had charges dismissed in February under the pretrial diversion program.

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Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord. First Published October 16, 2013 8:22 AM


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