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From:         Pat Watson <WATSONPE@MICHIGAN.GOV>
Subject: New DEQ Press Release (Three Arrested in Lapeer County for Racketeering and Money Laundering)
To:           DEQ-PRESS_RELEASES@LISTSERV.MICHIGAN.GOV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 3, 2008

Contact:  Robert McCann 
               (517) 241-7397 
 
Three Arrested in Lapeer County for Racketeering and Money Laundering

On June 24, 2008, the Department of Environmental Qualityâ??s Office of
Criminal Investigations and the Huron County Sheriffâ??s Department
concluded a 5-year investigation into World Waste Services of Almont and
Cove Landfill of Bad Axe with the arrest of three individuals.  Dominic
Campo and Sharon Campo were each charged with multiple counts of
Criminal Enterprise-Conducting (racketeering) and Money Laundering-2nd
Degree.  Stanford Doll was also charged with Criminal
Enterprise-Conducting.  Racketeering is a felony punishable by up to 20
years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  Money Laundering-2nd Degree is a
felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  All
three Lapeer County residents either owned or operated World Waste
Services or Cove Landfill. 

Between 2000 and 2004, World Waste Services and Cove Landfill were
permitted by the DEQ to conduct a solid waste business.  During the
operational period, World Waste Services submitted falsified documents
with forged names of governmental officials to the DEQ and Huron County
that sparked a cooperative criminal investigation between the DEQ and
Huron County Sheriffâ??s Department.

During the investigation, it was learned that the company entered into
recycling contracts with municipalities throughout the thumb area.  The
company then gave the appearance of adhering to the contracts and
recycling the waste, only to instead dispose of the material into Cove
Landfill, at no cost to them. 

Additionally, Dominic and Sharon Campo were taking most of the cash
they received at the business and converting it to their own personal
use by laundering the money through area casinos.

The Huron County Prosecutor outlined more than 23 alleged criminal acts
in a complaint that was filed in the 73-B Judicial District Court in Bad
Axe that support the charges of racketeering conducting a criminal
enterprise, and money laundering. 

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