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Two indicted in dumping

Worker, Hardrock owner charged

March 1, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — A federal grand jury has indicted two local men investigators say were responsible for dumping oilfield brine and crude into a storm sewer, along with a Youngstown company....

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reader

Mar-03-13 6:18 AM

Ohio, A lot of people do not understand "due process". Look at the Steubenville situation. People should want due process because it means a thorough legal process in which all rights are afforded, i's are dotted, and t's are crossed. This helps to prevent the getting off on technicalities and weak plea deals.

I thought a couple men were seen dumping this material. Only one has been identified and charged? Were there possibly others and will they be charged?

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pahootaman

Mar-01-13 3:27 PM

Wait a minute, I thought we were all against the clean water act because of socialuzm or some other dumb reason.

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countyresident

Mar-01-13 10:26 AM

If they are found guilty, I hope they get the maximum sentence!

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ohiojohn

Mar-01-13 9:28 AM

Amazing how, the issue of due process is being ignored by the readers. Folks need to be patient and observe our legal system aat work. I'm sure there is a rising star in the District Attorney's office that will pursue with vigor, the conviction of these two villains. Chances are there won't be trial and these guys will get off with a fine and probation in a plea agreement. The most important thing is the disposition of the equipment this guy owns or leases. There are alot of assets to be gained with the RICO Statutes. Our servants in government will probably get into the brine hauling business. Maybe somone should follow the money?

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InoJack

Mar-01-13 7:42 AM

Lupo should get 10 years for his arrogance. He knew the law, and not his 1st offense.

Guesman, the same sentence, for being a dumb*** and "just following orders". Was going to lose his job either way.

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Hippiechick

Mar-01-13 7:23 AM

only 1 count and 3 years for the utter disregard of all the people who live downstream? they should be thrown in prison for life, their families should be made to drink the water they polluted. people get more time in prison for a little bit of cannabis and they harmed no one.

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WarrenProud

Mar-01-13 5:26 AM

Give them the MAXimum sentence. Unfortunately, these watered down Cheney/Haliburton fracking environmental laws are just too mild.

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CitizenZero

Mar-01-13 3:02 AM

1.) "Steven M. Dettelbach said, 'We will aggressively investigate and prosecute cases in which people pollute Ohio's streams, rivers and lakes.'" 2.)"Both Lupo and Guesman are facing up to three years in prison if convicted of violations of the federal Clean Water Act, along with a year of supervised release and a fine of $50,000 per day of violation up to $250,000. The company could face up to five years of probation and the same potential fine."

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These two statement contradict each other. 3 years and fines that add up to a pittance are NOT "aggressive prosecution" I still hold with this charge needing to be for EACH dumping event!

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