DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from the office’s Criminal Justice Section have secured an indictment from the Statewide Grand Jury against two Colorado men suspected of violating Colorado’s hazardous-waste disposal laws.
According to the indictment, Maurice Rockney Weiss (DOB: 8/20/1940) and his company, AccuPress Printing, Inc., possessed and stored hazardous materials starting in January 1999 without the appropriate permit from the state. Weiss is suspected of selling the tractor trailer containing the chemicals to Richard Wilmer (DOB: 8/30/1943) and transporting it to Wilmer’s Denver home in March 2006. Wilmer, too, is suspected of storing the chemicals on his property without obtaining a permit and, later, disposing of the chemicals in a dumpster without a permit.
The Office of the Attorney General investigated the case and secured the indictment with the assistance of the Hazardous Waste Unit of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Response program and Office of Special Investigations.
Prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General will present its case in Denver District Court.