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BREAKING NEWS: Ben Lupo sentenced to 28 months in prison, fined $25K

Published: Tue, August 5, 2014 @ 3:26 p.m.

CLEVELAND — Ben Lupo was sentenced today to 28 months in federal prison for ordering illegal discharges of oilfield waste down a storm drain and into a Mahoning River tributary in Youngstown.

U.S. District Court Judge Donald C. Nugent imposed the sentence today on Lupo, 64, of Springfield Township, who had earlier pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act. The hearing lasted about three hours.

The judge also fined him $25,000. He will be allowed to self-report to prison.

The discharges from Lupo’s Salt Springs Road waste storage tanks, which ended Jan. 31, 2013, resulted in a $3.1 million cleanup.

The U.S. Attorney sought the maximum sentence - three years in prison and a $250,000 fine - to deter others from similar conduct.

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1billdog1(4073 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Two years and pennies for this piece of dung. I still think he should have to drink his poison.

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2CantStandYa(222 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago


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3Roger_Thornhill(971 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

I was going to also suggest he should have to drink the water (or sludge).

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476Ytown(1318 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

$3.1 million dollar cleanup plus our expense to prosecute. $25,000 fine. Why even bother wasting tax dollars to try this case through our justice system? This is a joke, except I'm not laughing.

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5Attis(1031 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

The sentence is an invitation to other corporate polluters to continue to pollute; crime in the suites pays.

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6Cicero(38 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

His doctor testified as to Lupo's medical issues - guess who now gets to pay for the treatments? No Obamacare for Ben!

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7rickiejo(8 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

$$$$ still speaks. i'd bet my bottom dollar that he's out in nine months. i'm so sick of big bucks getting away with so much anymore.

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8cambridge(3611 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

He commits the crime and the taxpayers pay to the tune of 3.1 million, that ain't right. The community that paid for the cleanup should file a suit against him for repayment. Since he was found guilty there shouldn't be any problem with him being liable.

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9papa1(711 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

once again it's who you know. justice is for sale in the Mahoning valley.

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