HEMPSTEAD - Prosecutors on Long Island have charged a landscaper with mixing hazardous materials into the garden mulch he was selling to customers.

The Nassau County District Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Victor Liotta was selling the mulch, loaded with hazardous waste such as pieces of tiles, plastic chips and chemicals, out of his store in Island Park.

But Liotta's attorney, Marc Gann, says his client did nothing wrong.

"We think the allegations are a bunch of malarkey, a bunch of mulch, let's put it that way," said Gann.