Michigan man sentenced on charges related to boat sinking

CLEVELAND – A Cheboygan, Mich., mariner has been sentenced to 50 months in custody as a result of having been found guilty on charges related to the sinking of a boat and polluting the water, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced Wednesday. Wayne T. Duffiney, 60, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington and ordered to pay $57,308.05 in restitution to the U.S. Coast Guard. Duffiney...

Towing Company Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to 2008 Oil Spill in Mississippi River

New Orleans – DRD Towing Company LLC, a marine company located in Harvey, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court last week before U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to a felony violation of Ports and Waterways Safety Act and a misdemeanor violation of the Clean Water Act, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Michigan Mariner Turns Fugitive – Wife Charged with Helping Him Avoid Arrest

Bay City, Michigan – Wayne T. Duffiney, 59, of Cheboygan, Michigan failed to appear for his sentencing, which was scheduled to be conducted by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on September 30, 2009.   Wayne Duffiney was convicted by a federal jury in April of 2009 in Bay City, Michigan on three of four charges stemming from his conduct on May 14 through 17, 2007.   Judge Ludington...

Michigan Man Convicted of Sinking Boat

Bay City, Michigan – Wayne T. Duffiney, 57, of Cheboygan, Michigan was convicted by a federal jury in Bay City, Michigan on three of four charges stemming from his conduct on May 14 through 15, 2007, United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today.