The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that an Orange County business owner has been sentenced to two years probation and received a $60,000 fine after pleading guilty of five counts of attempted tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and one count of tampering with a governmental record.

Mohammad Sultan, the owner and operator of O.J.’s Mobil Mart, admitted to submitting falsified documents to the TCEQ in response to a compliance inspection conducted by the agency’s Beaumont regional office. Mr. Sultan submitted the falsified documents in an attempt to show that O.J.’s Mobil Mart was in compliance with the TCEQ, when in fact the gas station was in violation of TCEQ petroleum storage tank rules.

The case was prosecuted by the Travis County District Attorney’s office, in cooperation with the Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force.