WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who managed a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system and pleaded guilty to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.
Prosecutors say Patrick Brightwell of Bogart, Georgia, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Washington. Brightwell acknowledged as part of a plea deal that he directed workers to dump waste into the Potomac rather than taking it to a disposal facility. Brightwell pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act by knowingly discharging a pollutant without a permit and presenting false claims to the United States.READ MORE: Gervonta 'Tank' Davis Keeps Perfect Record Intact With Unanimous Decision Over Isaac Cruz
He has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution.READ MORE: Booster Shots Are Encouraged Now More Than Ever
Brightwell’s lawyer did not immediately return a telephone call requesting comment.MORE NEWS: The Ravens Gambled And It Cost Them
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