New Jersey man sentenced for conspiring to dump debris near Mohawk River

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring to illegally dump tons of asbestos-contaminated construction debris on wetlands near the Mohawk River in central New York.

Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Jonathan Deck of Norwood is the last of five men and two companies sentenced for being involved in dumping more than 400 truckloads of construction debris contaminated with asbestos on 28 acres of land in Frankfort.

Deck had pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud.

The sentence announced Thursday in Utica also requires Deck to pay $492,000 in restitution, in part to help cover cleanup costs at the dump site.