What is an example of a criminal penalty?

 A criminal penalty is knowingly and willfully violating the regulations; such as knowing your product is hazardous and not classifying or shipping it per regulations.  It can also be imposed if you had a total disregard for the safety of others.  As in the Value Jet incident ValuJet Flight 592, with 110 people on board, plunged into the Everglades after taking off from Miami International Airport , May 11, 1996.  A total of 144 Oxygen Generators were purposely placed on an aircraft and marked as empty and the shipper knew they were full.  They were improperly secured, labeled and packaged in the cargo hold of the plane. Now, because of the ValueJet incident, the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations now prohibit oxygen generators from transport on passenger aircraft. [49 CFR 172.101]

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