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Two top Santa Clara Waste Water officials arrested again on new charges

From:  Ventura County Star

Dec. 11, 2015


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Two top Santa Clara Waste Water Co. officials were arrested Friday on new criminal charges related to hazardous materials district attorney investigators say were still being stored at the company's facility a year after a toxic explosion and chemical spill.
Santa Clara Waste Water CEO William Mitzel and Marlene Faltemier, assistant general manager, were arrested and booked at the county's main jail on 11 criminal charges, including felony reckless disregard for handling hazardous waste causing unreasonable risk, conspiracy to commit a crime, unlawful disposal of hazardous waste and submitting false statements.

Mitzel and Faltemier also face special allegations that the crimes were committed while they were out on bail on a separate but related case, Chief Assistant District Attorney Jan Maurizi said. The two were arrested earlier this year on separate charges stemming from the November 2014 explosion. MORE