Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a Morris County man has been indicted
on charges that he arranged for the illegal
transportation of solid waste.
Yannuzzi, 43, of Mt. Arlington, and his
company, Yannuzzi and Sons, Inc., a demolition
company located on Rt. 206 in Hillsborough,
each were charged Thursday with third-degree
illegal transportation of solid waste and
third-degree criminal mischief.
indictment alleges that in April 2006, Yannuzzi
unlawfully arranged for a 45-foot box trailer
containing solid waste to be abandoned on
Herbert Place in Newark. It is illegal to
transport solid waste to a site that is
not authorized by the Department of Environmental
Protection to accept the waste. The DEP
and the city of Newark spent approximately
$100,000 to remove and dispose of the contents
in the trailer, which included drums and
containers that were believed to contain
Steven Ogulin, Supervising Deputy Attorney
General Ed Bonanno and Deputy Attorney General
Betty Rodriguez coordinated the investigation.
Both attorneys presented the case to the
state grand jury.
indictment is merely an accusation and the
defendants are presumed innocent until proven
guilty. Third-degree crimes carry a maximum
sentence of five years in state prison and
a fine of $15,000.