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3 men charged in hazardous waste dumping scheme

August 7, 2019

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Two Fairfield, Connecticut public works employees and a local developer have been charged in a scheme that allegedly allowed hazardous material to be illegally dumped on town property.

Fairfield police arrested public works superintendent Scott Bartlett, director Joseph Michelangelo and developer Jason Julian.

Bartlett and Julian were charged with larceny and forgery, among other offenses.

Julian, the co-owner of Julian Enterprises, is charged with bribing Bartlett to dump truckloads of material containing lead and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, on property adjacent to the public works garage.

Michelangelo allegedly conspired in the scheme but doesn’t appear to have benefited financially from it.

Bartlett and Julian were released after a court appearance Wednesday but didn’t enter pleas. Their lawyers declined comment as they left court. Michelangelo is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

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