New York farmer and New Jersey man sentenced for illegal dumping near Mohawk River
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:08:44 GMT —
A central New York farmer and a New Jersey waste management company owner have been sentenced to prison for conspiring to illegally dump tons of asbestos-contaminated construction debris on wetlands near the Mohawk River in 2006.
Cross Nicastro, owner of the property in Frankfort, along with Mazza & Sons Inc., and owner Dominick Mazza were convicted last year of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and violate the Clean Water Act and Superfund laws, obstructing justice and violating the Superfund law's requirement to report the release of toxic materials.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Nicastro was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Utica to three years and Mazza was sentenced to four years. His company was ordered to pay nearly $500,000 in restitution and a $100,000 fine.