Feb 29, 2012 10:18 AM by AP

Man pleads guilty to discharging pollutants

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the son of a father-son team running a wastewater treatment facility has pleaded guilty to illegally discharging pollutants.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 28-year-old Cody Tuma pleaded guilty Tuesday to discharging untreated wastewater into the Red River without a permit in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Federal prosecutors say John Tuma, Cody Tuma's father, still faces charges of violations of the Clean Water Act, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. His trial has been set for March 12.
The Tumas ran the Arkla Disposal Services Inc. facility in Shreveport which treated industrial and oilfield wastewater.
Cody Tuma faces one year in prison or a fine of not more than $100,000. Sentencing has been set for June 20.


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