A Greenville man is sentenced accused of knowingly making false statements about water quality.
John Couey was sentenced this week by senior United States District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford following a guilty plea to five felony counts of making false material statements in documents required to be maintained under the Clean Water Act.
Couey is the owner and lab director of Davis Research Inc. located in Avon. Davis Research performed analytical testing services for more than 100 cities, towns, state and federal agencies and businesses in the Delta.
He falsified over 1000 lab reports of waste water that were submitted to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to demonstrate compliance under the Clean Water Act.
Couey is sentenced to 18 months on each of the five counts of conviction to run concurrently.
He is to report to prison on March 16th of this year.