US District Court Judge Patricia Seitz ordered senior executives from global cruise operator Carnival Corp, including board chairman Micky Arison and CEO Arnold Donald, to appear in a court in Miami, Florida, on Monday June 3rd at 2 pm EDT for a probation revocation hearing for continued criminal violations of the company, reports, reports environmental campaign group Stand.Earth.
The US Office of Probation filed a motion for probation violations after the Court Appointed Monitor (CAM) found that Carnival Corp ships had:
· continued to violate national environmental laws and contravene international pollution prevention treaties,
· failed to properly train staff to ensure regulatory compliance,
· attempted to cover up their violations through falsification of documents, and
· tried to use back channels to influence federal regulators.
Last Friday, May 31st, Knoll Lowney, lawyer with Smith and Lowney, and layer Stephen S Stallings filed an emergency motion to intervene in the criminal proceedings on behalf of three victims of Carnival’s environmental crimes, under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.