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September 27, 1990
A federal jury convicted the former president of a toxic waste treatment company Wednesday for illegally transporting more than 400 drums of hazardous waste and dumping them at a defunct mill in a small Nevada town. Following a two-week trial in Los Angeles, Michael Robert Speach was convicted of 15 environmental crimes stemming from the dumping of the 55-gallon drums at Monarch Milling Co. in Austin, Nev., in 1986 and 1987.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | LILY DIZON
The former president of an Anaheim environmental consulting firm was sentenced to 60 days in County Jail after he pleaded guilty to dumping toxic chemicals into a garbage bin, prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Zywczak, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally dumping hazardous waste. He was originally charged with 29 other similar counts, Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | MARLA CONE
The former president of a bankrupt environmental consulting company pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he dumped a dangerous combination of toxic wastes into a dumpster in Anaheim. Joseph Zywczak, 56, of Bellflower has been charged with 27 felony counts of illegal disposal and transport of hazardous waste and endangering the public with the risk of bodily injury. The case was set for a pretrial hearing in Municipal Court in Fullerton on Feb. 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | MARLA CONE
The former president of a bankrupt environmental consulting company pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he dumped a dangerous combination of toxic wastes into a dumpster in Anaheim. Joseph Zywczak, 56, of Bellflower has been charged with 27 felony counts of illegal disposal and transport of hazardous waste and endangering the public with the risk of bodily injury. The case was set for a pretrial hearing in Municipal Court in Fullerton on Feb. 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | LILY DIZON
The former president of an Anaheim environmental consulting firm was sentenced to 60 days in County Jail after he pleaded guilty to dumping toxic chemicals into a garbage bin, prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Zywczak, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally dumping hazardous waste. He was originally charged with 29 other similar counts, Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former president of an environmental consulting firm is to be arraigned today on charges of illegally dumping dangerous chemicals into a garbage bin where they could have killed people in the vicinity if the substances had reacted. Joseph Zywczak, 52, of Bellflower has been charged with 27 felony counts of illegal disposal and transport of hazardous materials, and willfully endangering the public with the risk of bodily injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1990
Two men were indicted Thursday for allegedly storing toxic waste at their company facilities in Rancho Dominguez and shipping it to an illegal site in Nevada, the U.S. attorney's office announced. Michael Robert Speach, 66, of Rancho Palos Verdes, former president of ENV Inc., and Charles E. Welch, 54, of San Clemente, former vice president of ENV, were charged with 15 counts of illegal storage and transportation, Assistant U.S. Atty. Gary S. Lincenberg said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990
The former president of a toxic-waste treatment firm was sentenced this week to six months in prison for illegally transporting 400 drums of hazardous waste and dumping them at a defunct mill in a small Nevada town. U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon imposed the sentence and a $28,000 fine on Michael Robert Speach, who was convicted Sept. 26 of 15 environmental crimes stemming from the dumping of the 55-gallon drums in 1986 and 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former president of an environmental consulting firm is to be arraigned today on charges of illegally dumping dangerous chemicals into a garbage bin where they could have killed people in the vicinity if the substances had reacted. Joseph Zywczak, 52, of Bellflower has been charged with 27 felony counts of illegal disposal and transport of hazardous materials, and willfully endangering the public with the risk of bodily injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1990
A federal jury convicted the former president of a toxic waste treatment company Wednesday for illegally transporting more than 400 drums of hazardous waste and dumping them at a defunct mill in a small Nevada town. Following a two-week trial in Los Angeles, Michael Robert Speach was convicted of 15 environmental crimes stemming from the dumping of the 55-gallon drums at Monarch Milling Co. in Austin, Nev., in 1986 and 1987.
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