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Accused Youngstown dumper's troubles mount in criminal, civil courts
Partners, clean-up company take Ben Lupo to court
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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A stream of legal troubles is rising around accused Youngstown frack-waste dumper Ben Lupo and his various enterprises.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

RUDELL: Lupo's legal troubles mount

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Ben Lupo, one of his companies and an employee already have an April trial date on criminal charges in federal court.  They’re facing felony charges from a January incident that involved drilling waste dumped into a storm drain leading via tributary to the Mahoning River. 

In July, the trial of a civil suit is to begin in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. That's an attempt to remove Lupo as head of Gasearch Energy, another of more than a dozen companies he controls. Plaintiffs, including a sometimes partner, say he can’t represent the company while under the cloud of a criminal indictment. 

And now, the environmental clean-up firm called in to deal with the Jan. 31st dumping is suing another of his businesses, D&L Energy, for not paying the more than a million dollars of the clean-up bill.  The January incident took place on D&L Energy property on Youngstown’s northwest side.


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