Posted: Oct 15, 2012 3:01 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - A landfill executive and his brother-in-law are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on new charges stemming from an alleged plot to embezzle nearly $1 million from a New Orleans-based construction management company.
Dominick Fazzio, chief financial officer of the River Birch landfill, and Mark Titus were indicted Thursday on charges that include conspiracy, wire fraud and mail fraud.
Fazzio also was indicted on charges that he plotted to illegally reduce the amount of federal taxes paid by the owner of an oilfield services company by more than $3.5 million.
Titus already has pleaded guilty to conspiring with Fazzio to embezzle money from Titus' former employer, Garner Services LLC. Titus asked to withdraw his guilty plea, but a judge refused Wednesday and sentenced him to five years in prison.