Ex-Crestwood official pleads guilty in tainted water scandal

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A former official of Crestwood is pleading guilty in the suburb’s tainted water case.

Ex-certified water operator Frank Scaccia is admitting to making a false statement, just before he was supposed to go on trial.

He now faces up to 27 months in prison.

Prosecutors say Scaccia lied when he said Crestwood was getting all of its water from Lake Michigan.

But some water was coming from a well that’s tainted with cancer causing chemicals.

Prosecutors say Crestwood officials lied in order to avoid paying to fix leaky water mains.

The village’s former water department supervisor goes on trial later this month.

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