LAUREL, Del. - A Laurel man has pleaded guilty in an environmental scam.
According to reports, 66-year-old year old Patrick Procino, owner and operator of Procino Plating Inc. in Blades, violated their pretreatment industrial wastewater permit back in June 2009. Authorities say Procino did so by processing chemicals left over from their operations through the Seaford Treatment Plant throughout a 9 month period.
Procino also allegedly stored hundreds of gallons of this hazardous waste for almost 3 years. He could face 5 years incarceration with a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for February 27th.