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Former president of Port Arthur chemical company sentenced to federal prison
Today, a judge sentenced a former president of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services to 12 years in federal prison.
Forty-one-year-old Matthew Bowman pleaded guilty to not properly protecting employees from exposure to hydrogen sulfide. Prosecutors say his actions led to the death of Joey Sutter in December 2008.
Bowman admitted to directing employees to falsify transportation documents to cover up Sutter's death.
Federal judge Marcia Crone ordered Bowman to pay a $5,000 fine.