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Man sentenced for environmental violations

Man sentenced for environmental violations



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MARATHON, Fla. -- A former Utahn convicted of environmental violations and shooting at the federal officers who tried to arrest him was sentenced to prison today.

A judge sentenced Larkin Baggett to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of breaking federal clean water and hazardous waste regulations here in Utah.

He then fled to Florida, where he pulled an assault rifle when police tried to arrest him in March. Police shot at and wounded him in that encounter.

It took months for him to recover enough for his case to move through the courts.

According to a federal indictment, Baggett's company, Chemical Consultants, illegally dumped chemicals like truck wash acid, aluminum brightener and soaps into sewer drains.

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