November 27, 2019

Monsanto Agrees to Plead Guilty to Illegal Use of Methyl Parathion and to Pay $10.2 Million in Penalties and Restitution, Thereby Avoiding Felony Convictions for Related Hazardous Waste Violations

On November 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Monsanto Company (Monsanto) in which Monsanto agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of illegally using the pesticide Penncap-M, a methyl parathion product that was cancelled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 27, 2010.  This settlement of several criminal counts by Monsanto followed an investigation by the EPA Criminal Investigation Division.  Under the...