LANCASTER : Man Gets Jail, Fine for Dumping Waste

The owner of a Lancaster furniture refinishing business was sentenced Friday in Antelope Municipal Court to 45 days in county jail and fined $27,000 for illegally disposing of hazardous wastes, prosecutors said.

Judge Richard Spann also placed Steven C. Hall, 37, on three years' probation and gave him a choice of 120 hours of community service or another 15 days in jail, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Anthony Patchett. The judge found Hall guilty of one misdemeanor count after a July trial.

The case concerned about 55 gallons of waste paint thinners and lacquers from the Rader-Hall Co. that authorities said Hall illegally discarded in a Lancaster trash dumpster in 1990. Patchett said Hall admitted at trial that he had been doing the same thing monthly for four to five years.

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