- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A New York judge says two men “betrayed” the people of Long Island when they dumped tens of thousands of tons of contaminated debris into various areas of their communities.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2qdF5Mi ) the state Supreme Court judge made the comments during Thursday’s sentencing of Thomas Datre Jr. and Christopher Grabe for dumping debris at four different Suffolk County sites. Datre was sentenced to a year in jail while Grabe will spend one month in jail and another five months doing community service.

Before Judge Fernado Camacho imposed the sentence, he had victims of the dumping scheme read their statements to the court. A charity that builds homes for veterans said it can no longer do so because of the expense of cleaning up the illegal dumping.

Datre Jr. and Grabe both apologized before they received their sentences.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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