Chicago-Area Water Officials Dodge Jail Time For Well Scheme

Law360, Chicago (November 21, 2013, 8:51 PM EST) -- Two former officials at a suburban Chicago water department were sentenced to probation Thursday for lying to environmental regulators over two decades about supplementing the village’s water supply from a well that turned out to be contaminated, avoiding the prison time sought by prosecutors.

U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall handed two years' probation and six months' home confinement to Frank Scaccia, the village of Crestwood’s former certified water operator who pled guilty to making false statements in April. Theresa Neubauer, a former water department supervisor...
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