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California arrests couple in alleged clean-up fund case

Today, the California Attorney General's Office charged Kurt and Julie Hayden, owners of Hayden Environmental Inc., a Santa Barbara-based environmental consulting firm, with fraudulently obtaining money from the State Water Resources Control Board's (Water Board) Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund (Cleanup Fund).

The arrest and criminal charges of the Haydens came after agents searched the couple's multi-million dollar residence in Santa Barbara and their vacation home at June Lake, Calif. Agents seized numerous boxes, which contained records implicating the Haydens in the fraud. If convicted, Kurt and Julie Hayden could each face up to five years in state prison.

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The Record Courier Updated May 10, 2012 06:56PM Published May 10, 2012 06:52PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.