Real Estate Developer Escapes Wetland Dumping Charges

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday threw out an indictment accusing a real estate developer of illegally building on wetland he owned in violation of the Clean Water Act, ruling that the government tampered with the independence of the grand jury.

U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny dismissed the case in a brief text order, adopting a magistrate judge's finding that the government acted improperly when it disclosed to the grand jury that a judge had found probable cause to indict developer William L. Huntress...
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