- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho man convicted in federal court of illegally storing and disposing hazardous waste has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced Friday that 73-year-old Max Spatig of Rexburg received the sentence Thursday.

A judge also ordered Spatig to pay $498,000 in restitution and serve three years of supervised release after prison.

Authorities say that in July 2010 a search found 3,478 containers of hazardous waste on the property outside Rexburg. Authorities say many of the containers were corroded and had been left outside for years.

The contents were shipped to a hazardous waste disposal facility at a cost of nearly $500,000.

Spatig has been in custody since September 2014 because of a history of illegal hazardous waste disposal.

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