Thu., 10:44am: D&L Energy defendant sentenced to probation

CLEVELAND — Michael Guesman of Cortland was given three years probation and 300 hours of community service for his involvement with pouring oilfield waste down a storm sewer that drained into a Mahoning River tributary.

Guesman was employed by Poland businessman Benedict Lupo, who is accused of ordering that oilfield waste be dumped down the storm sewer at his D&L Energy brine injection well site along the border of Trumbull and Mahoning counties. He was sentenced this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

In the same court, Lupo is scheduled to change his plea Monday to a federal Clean Water Act violation. Lupo originally pleaded not guilty.