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Contractor placed on probation

July 15, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Hagerstown contractor was given probation before judgment after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to performing construction without an approved sediment control plan.

Dominick Joseph Perini, 64, of 13601 Paradise Church Road, was ordered by Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley to pay a $2,000 fine and, as a condition of his one-year unsupervised probation, to pay a $2,000 fine to the Maryland Department of the Environment and $10,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, according to court records.

Probation before judgment is a conditional avoidance of imposition of sentence after conviction. Failure to satisfy the conditions may cause imposition of sentence after a finding of violation of probation.

According to a criminal information document filed by the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, Perini performed construction at 19619 Cresap Drive on or about Jan. 8, 2003, and "did add, introduce, leak, spill and otherwise emit soil and sediment into waters of the state and placed soil and sediment in a condition and location likely to be washed by runoff of precipitation and by any flowing waters, into waters of the state."

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As an extra condition of his probation, Perini was ordered to remove a bridge and other related waterway obstructions at the Cresap Drive address, work that must be performed in accordance with state and county requirements and will be subject to the approval of the MDE, according to court documents.

The $10,000 ordered to be paid to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be used to "fund an environmental community service project under the Farm Stewardship Program," court documents say.

Perini did not return a call Wednesday seeking comment about the hearing.

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