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Owner of D&L Energy dealing with on-going civil suit related to some of his companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Long before Ben Lupo's current indictment on a criminal charge of violating the federal Clean Water Act, the owner of D&L Energy had other legal troubles.

Attorneys representing a number of companies owned by Lupo met with a visiting judge on Friday, at the Mahoning County courthouse.

At the center of the discussion was the civil suit filed in 2011 by a business partner of Lupo's. An attorney for Susan Faith says she had concerns about how Lupo was running the companies.

Attorney David Bertsch, who represents Lupo in this case, says there are a number of issues involved that spreads across a whole host of other companies owned by Lupo and Faith.

"For lack of a better word, it's somewhat of a corporate divorce where we're trying to split this up between the two of them," Bertsch says. "There are accusations and allegations back and forth including breach of contract on the part of each of them."

In an unrelated criminal case, Lupo, his employee Michael Guesman and Lupo's company Hardrock Excavating LLC face federal charges for dumping drilling waste into a sewer drain that made it's way into the Mahoning River.

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