A former Baltimore landfill employee was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in trying to illegally sell scrap metal.
WBAL has more on the decision.
The sentence for Jarrod Terrell Hazelton, 33, of Parkville arose from a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The sentence for conspiracy and wire fraud also includes three years of probation and an order that he pay $400,000 restitution.
Hazelton worked at the Quarantine Road Landfill. Department of Public Works employees there and at the other trash collection sites are required to separate recyclable scrap metal from the rest of the trash and place it in separate bins for salvage and sale. Companies pick it up, weigh it and send a tonnage report to the city, then the city invoices the companies for the scrap metal's value. If employees salvage metal themselves, it's considered theft of city property.