The sole corporate officer and director of Green Diesel Canada
Ltd. has gone to jail, because his company breached a court order
to pay restitution for illegal dumping.
In 2013, Green Diesel Canada Ltd. had been convicted of
several charges, contrary to the Environmental
Protection Act, for intentionally
dumping thousands of litres of waste oil/grease into a
municipal ditch. The City of Hamilton had had
to pay to clean up the oil and grease. As part of a joint
submission on sentence, Green Diesel had been ordered to pay the
City restitution of $25,371, on top of a $120,000 fine. Green
Diesel's sole officer and director, Julian
Lothringen, had been in court (representing himself and his
company) and he had told the court that his
company would pay the restitution that very day. As part of
the plea bargain, personal charges against Mr. Lothringen were
Green Diesel did not pay. Two years later, it still
owed the City $16,641.11. Both Green Diesel and Mr.
Lothringen also owed large sums for unpaid fines for various
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change charged Green
Diesel under s. 186(2) of the EPA with failing to comply with
the 2013 court order. Mr Lothringen was charged with failing
to take all reasonable care to prevent the corporation from
contravening the 2013 court order. They pled not guilty, but both
The company was fined $20,000, exclusive of VFS. Mr.
Lothringen was fined $5000, plus the victim fine surcharge,
and ordered to serve five days in jail. 2013 CarswellOnt 19009
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