Already accused of bribery, ex-Fairfield reputable hit with new prices in unlawful dumping case

BRIDGEPORT — The huge-ranging investigation into the illegal dumping of contaminated soil, which has can charge the city of Fairfield thousands and thousands of dollars to clear up and resulted in criminal prices in opposition t three city personnel, has gotten bigger.

On Wednesday afternoon, Scott Bartlett, Fairfield’s former superintendent of public works, who is already expecting trial on bribery and kickback fees within the case, turned into arrested again and charged with varied counts of violating state environmental laws including the mistaken disposal of PCPs and solid waste.

Bartlett become launched on a promise to seem in courtroom pending arraignment in state sophisticated court on Dec. 4.

His legal professional, Frederick Paoletti, declined touch upon the arrest.

Joseph Michelangelo, the town’s former Director of Public Works, who is already facing conspiracy expenses, is anticipated to give up Friday on new charges within the case, based on his lawyer, Eugene Riccio, who declined comment extra.

Sources mentioned Bartlett and Michelangelo are just the first of possibly half a dozen americans involved in the dumping case to face new prices, including another former town employee.

court documents state that Bartlett, who turned into in economic straits, agreed to allow Jason Julian, co-proprietor of Julian firms, to permit Julian’s company to dump truckloads of contaminated waste onto property adjoining to the city’s public works storage in change for fiscal kickbacks and giving Bartlett’s son a job.

Julian is watching for trial on bribery, larceny and unlawful dumping costs.

“Joe Michelangelo…changed into privy to this dumping of the prohibited construction and demolition debris and allowed it to ensue to the detriment of the city of Fairfield,” the arrest warrant software states. “on account of this distinctive crook exercise, town of Fairfield has been left with a whole bunch potentially contaminated and polluted fabric to be eliminated and/or managed on the price of Fairfield taxpayers.”

The documents state that police consider Julian organizations resold one of the crucial soil that become loaded with lead and PCBs as clean fill for construction tasks in Fairfield. the town of Fairfield has verified 60 box, park and playground sites to assess for the presence of contaminants.

The contaminated soil got here from Julian’s project to demolish the previous Connecticut Limousine property on Commerce power and from material dredged from Ash Creek, the documents state.

Robert Mayer, who served as chief of personnel below former Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau, changed into in the past charged with hiding proof in the case and is expecting trial.