A Baltimore masonry contractor has pleaded guilty for a second time to illegally dumping lead-contaminated wastewater into city storm drains.
Frederick Dean Cichorc, owner of New Faces Masonry, received a suspended jail sentence in 1994 for dumping water tainted with poisonous lead into the drains. In April, New Faces workers were found dumping a lead-and-water mixture into drains flowing to the Inner Harbor, according to Howard P. Nicholson, supervising attorney in the environmental crimes unit of the attorney general's office.
Under a plea agreement Tuesday, District Judge Audrey J. S. Carrion fined Cichorc $3,500 and suspended his 90-day jail sentence.
Pub Date: 6/07/98