Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has sued Ben Lupo, two of his companies and three of his employees for more than $25,000 over the dumping of oil-field waste into a Mahoning River tributary in late 2012 and early 2013.
The civil lawsuit was filed late last week in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court against Lupo, who is serving a 28-month prison term after pleading guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act; D&L Energy Inc.; Hardrock Excavating LLC; and Lupo’s employees, Michael Guesman, Mark A. Goff and David Jenkins.
In the federal case, Guesman, of Cortland, and Goff, of Newton Falls, pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and were put on three years’ probation after saying they repeatedly dumped the waste at Lupo’s direction.
In addition to his prison sentence, Lupo was fined $25,000.
Hardrock also pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act and was fined $75,000.The whole article can be viewed by clicking here.
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