Baltimore man sentenced in hazardous waste case

A Baltimore man was sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty Monday in circuit court to illegally dumping hazardous waste in an empty city lot, Attorney General Douglas Gansler said.

Richard Kevin Fox Jr., 40, admitted that a year ago he hauled two, 55-gallon drums filled with wastewater from a brick-washing job to a lot in the 1800 block of S. Monroe St. and left them. A city code enforcement investigator was able to trace the truck back to Fox, who admitted he accepted money from a contractor to dispose of the drums.

Baltimore City Circuit Judge Emmanuel Brown sentenced Fox to five years in prison, suspending all but 18 months, and two years supervised probation.

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