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State Suing Business Owner Convicted In Fracking Waste Dumping Case

Jun 9, 2016

Ben Lupo
Credit ohiocitizen.org

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the owner of a Youngstown company sentenced to prison for dumping fracking waste into a storm sewer in 2012 and 2013.

The suit seeks to recover financial penalties from Ben Lupo, two of his companies and three of his employees. Lupo was sentenced to 28 months in prison for ordering workers to pour the waste into a storm sewer that reached a Mahoning River tributary.