Feds to pay $3.1M to convicted trash hauler

Photo Credit: MGN Online
Photo Credit: MGN Online

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have agreed to pay $3.1 million to a trash hauler convicted in a price-fixing conspiracy to settle his claim that they violated his plea agreement by failing to pay him after the government sold his companies.

James Galante said in February the government was supposed to pay him $10.7 million but had only paid $7.6 million. Galante and the government have filed an agreement in which he will be paid the balance.

Galante, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and fraud charges, was sentenced in 2008 to more than seven years in prison and is expected to be released this summer.

The agreement is subject to a judge’s approval.

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