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Ex-Iowa wastewater plant supervisor sentenced for tampering

On Friday officials with the U.S. District Court announced the sentencing of 39-year-old Adam...
On Friday officials with the U.S. District Court announced the sentencing of 39-year-old Adam Branton. He was sentenced to 262 months, over 21 years, on the distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 120 months, 10 years, on felon in possession of firearm charges.(ap newsroom)
Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 3:24 PM CDT
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former Iowa wastewater treatment plant supervisor has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for manipulating water sample test results to ensure plant discharges into the Missouri River met federal requirements.

Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 63-year-old Jay Niday, of Sergeant Bluff, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City and was also ordered to pay $8,500 in fines and court costs.

In October, Niday pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and falsifying or providing inaccurate information. He is the former superintendent of Sioux City’s treatment facility.

Niday was the second former plant official to be charged.

Patrick Schwarte, who was a shift supervisor, pleaded guilty in January 2019 to the same two charges and was sentenced to probation.

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