Landscaper accused of selling tainted mulch

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

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.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say a truck skidded off the road 1 Police: 1 dead in Mount Sinai crash
Police say they found heroin on Paul 2 Hampton Bays wrestling coach arrested on drug charges
Members of the Fort Salonga Property Owner's 3 Residents debate over Fort Salonga golf course housing proposal
Today's meeting was the first held by the 4 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
Valerie Sanks and her friends are collecting 10,000 5 Rocky Point woman, friends collect blankets for dogs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE