Former Fairfield DPW superintendent found guilty of multiple charges in first fill pile trial

Scott Bartlett was found guilty on eight felony charges.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2023, 12:50 AM

Updated 348 days ago


Former Fairfield Department of Public Works superintendent Scott Bartlett has been found guilty of eight charges in connection with the town's illegal dumping scandal.
The charges stem from contaminated soil that was dredged from Owen Fish Pond then used to build a berm around a fill pile at the DPW site.
Brian Carey, the town's former conservation director and interim public works director, was found not guilty of the same charges.
Barlett, Carey, and several other defendants will stand trial in the main fill pile case next month.
First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick sent News 12 the following statement:
“I hope today's verdicts will provide some solace for Fairfield residents to see justice served, in this case regarding former DPW Superintendent Scott Bartlett, who is facing a significant prison sentence. It should be noted that both are defendants the larger fill pile scandal case of which the trial is scheduled to start this summer after jury selection in June. As I’ve said from the beginning, I hope anyone who took part in crimes against the people of Fairfield face the appropriate consequences."

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