Ex-Fairfield public works director pleads guilty to environmental fraud charges
The former director of public works in Fairfield has pleaded guilty to several counts of environmental and fraud offenses.
Joseph Michelangelo was charged in connection to the hazardous waste dumping probe.
Michelangelo entered pleas to receiving solid waste at an un-permitted facility, illegally disposing asbestos, illegally disposing PCBs and conspiracy to commit larceny.
Michelangelo faces up to 10 years in prison.
Officials say Michelangelo was among five town officials arrested in connection with the illegal dumping of hazardous materials next to the town's public works garage and efforts to hide the extent of the contamination in 2019.