In the news last week:

Youngstown businessman Ben Lupo will know in June if he’ll be sent to a federal prison or get probation.

Lupo, 63, of Poland, pleaded guilty in the dumping of oil-field waste into a Mahoning River tributary. A federal prosecutor said he’ll ask the judge to sentence Lupo to three years in prison, which is the maximum the law allows.

“It’s appropriate given the conduct,” said Brad J. Beeson, the assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case.

Lupo entered his plea Monday in Cleveland before Judge Donald C. Nugent of U.S. District Court, who will sentence him at 10 a.m. June 16.

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