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The owner of a mobile home park in Frederick County will pay $200,000 in fines after managers dumped raw sewage from the park into a preserved trout stream.

Under a settlement, Maryland's office of the Attorney General says S.K. Singh, owner of the Concord Mobile Home Park in Jefferson, agrees to pay $175,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund and $25,000 to the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project, because Robert Phelps, the operator of the park's wastewater treatment plant, dumped untreated sewage into the tributary of Renn Branch.

Phelps pleaded guilty to a host of pollution related charges and perjury. He was sentenced to seven years, but he will only serve 90 days in jail. The rest of Singh's sentence time was suspended.

Meymo Lyons reports...

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