A top executive with a Missouri pesticide company has pleaded guilty to violating a federal pesticides law.
HPI Products Vice President Hans Nielsen made his plea in federal court in Kansas City. HPI is based in KC. Nielson confessed to storing HPI products in various warehouses in St. Joseph without notifying state and federal regulatory agencies. The two charges are misdemeanor violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Federal prosecutors also charge HPI with failing to maintain records of the storage.
HPI President William Garvey earlier pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Clean Water Act for dumping pesticide waste into St. Joseph city sewers.