Mar 7, 2014 2:22 PM by Sara Donchey
CORPUS CHRISTI -- CITGO is asking not to pay its $2 million dollar fine in federal court just yet.
The fine comes after the the company was sentenced last month for its 2007 conviction of violating the Clean Air Act.
CITGO's lawyers say they plan to appeal the conviction--and don't want to pay the fine until then.
According to a document they filed in federal court, CITGO is also asking not to pay any interest on that fine either.
The company is arguing that there's no risk that it won't pay the fine, since they have adequate funds.
But federal prosecutors aren't happy with the motion.
Attorneys from the United States Department of Justice responded in a court document, pressing that CITGO should be treated like "any other convicted felon."
Judge John Rainey has not yet made a decision on whether the company will be required to pay restitution to Hillcrest residents who claim they were victimized by air emissions from the neighboring CITGO plants.
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