First Engineer of Cargo Tanker Convicted of Falsifying Records

  • A federal jury convicted Gilbert Fajardo Dela Cruz of aiding and abetting an
    environmental crime and obstruction of justice in connection with the intentional
  • This happened in February of 2019 of oily bilge water from a commercial tanker, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds.
  • The verdict follows a two-week trial before the Honorable Jon S. Tigar, U.S. District
    A recent news report in the United States Department of Justice reveals that the
    first engineer of the international commercial cargo tanker was convicted of
    falsifying records and obstructing justice in the scheme to dump oily bilge in
    international waters. Read more….