Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nicastro, Mazza sentenced in asbestos dumping case

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - The landowner in a major asbestos dumping case that has spanned seven years has been sentenced in federal court in Syracuse.

Cross Nicastro will serve 33 months in prison for his role in the dumping operation that placed tons of asbestos-contaminated materials into the Mohawk River. He has also been ordered to pay $492,484 in restitution and will be supervised for three years after his release.

Nicastro was charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government. He must surrender himself to authorities to start serving his time by July 16.

Dominick Mazza, owner of Mazza and Sons was also sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court. Mazza was sentenced to 51 months in prison on two charges and 36 months on another. It is time to be served concurrently, which means he will serve at the same time, making his time spent in prison a maximum of 51 months. He will also face 3 years of supervised release and will have to pay restitution of $492,494.44.

The 28 acre site in Frankfort where the dumping took place was shut down in 2006 due to the waste.