- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Northeast Ohio man has been charged with dumping tons of garbage inside a Cleveland factory and Clean Air violations for demolishing the building without removing asbestos.

Authorities say 50-year-old Christopher Gattarello of Cleveland also is charged with wire fraud and money laundering involving a Louisiana company that buys accounts receivable.

The dumping allegation is a state charge. The other charges are federal.

Forty-four-year-old William Jackson of Cleveland was charged with Clean Air Act violations and 74-year-old Robert Shaw of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was charged with wire fraud. Gattarello’s brother, 48-year-old Anthony Gattarello of the Cleveland suburb of Highland Heights was charged with illegal dumping. He declined to comment.

Authorities say Christopher Gattarello owned several garbage hauling businesses. His attorney declined to comment. It’s unclear if Jackson and Shaw have attorneys.

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