The chief executive officer of an Idaho company was indicted by an Alaska grand jury for allegedly falsifying records for cleanup of a drilling site on the North Slope.
Daniel McNair, his son Daniel Ross McNair, and DMC Technologies of Rexburg, Idaho each face 14 felony counts in an indictment released in Anchorage on March 28.
Prosecutors from the Alaska Attorney General’s Office claim the McNairs and DMC Tech submitted falsified lab data to the state and to an Alaskan oil company, according to a report by the Great Falls Tribune.
“The state said the company submitted reports showing the site was cleaned, but further investigation revealed the site remains contaminated and further cleanup is required. The state said this cost the oil company, Little Red Services, $900,000,” the report said.
Daniel McNair’s lawyer said the defendants “deny engaging in any criminal conduct whatsoever” and that Daniel McNair “looks forward to vindicating himself in court.”
In 1993, the elder McNair spent six months in jail and was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution for his role in defrauding the Westinghouse Electrical Corp. of $450,000 in 1993, the Great Falls Tribune said.
McNair formerly worked for Westinghouse as manager of environmental remediation for the Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
“He and four other men were convicted of submitting bogus invoices for the purchase of 655 soil and water remediation kits,” the report said.