Water Official Lied To State About Well Use, Jury Hears

Law360, Chicago (April 26, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors asked a jury on Friday to convict a former water department clerk for a Chicago suburb on charges that she lied to environmental regulators about supplementing the village's water supply from Lake Michigan with water from a well.

Prosecutors said at the trial's closing arguments that Theresa Neubauer, a former water department clerk and current police chief for the village of Crestwood, had been the gatekeeper of information about the town's wells and that she knowingly worked over a roughly 20-year period with other...
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