Judge Sentences Man To 28 Months In Prison For Illegal Dumping Of Fracking Waste

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT) -- YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Ohio on Aug. 5, 2014, sentenced the operator of an excavating company to serve 28 months in federal prison and pay $25,000 for ordering his employees to illegally dump waste from hydraulic fracturing (United States of America v. Benedict Lupo, et al., No. 13-113, N.D. Ohio).

(Sentencing order available. Document #94-140812-017R.)

U.S. Judge Donald C. Nugent of the Northern District of Ohio issued a one-page sentencing order that did not elaborate on his decision.

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