The U.S. attorney's office says Robert Fred Smith entered his plea yesterday in San Diego federal court.
Prosecutors say Smith admitted dumping concrete, paint and rust into the bay to avoid disposal costs while repairing a boat in 2006.
Smith also pleaded guilty to making false statements to investigators from the Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency during questioning about the dumping.
The boat's owner, Joseph Anthony O'Connor, remains in custody in Malta awaiting extradition.
Smith faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced in October.
(Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.signonsandiego.com )
Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 14th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.
Inspired by San Diego poll results regarding North Korean relations, Rep. Susan Davis hosted a public panel discussion about negotiations and a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Tyson Ross lost his bid to pitch the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' history when center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misplay a ball with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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A tragic car crash left a Mount Carmel High School student paralyzed from the chest down, and now, the community is rallying to support him.
New surveillance video shows what happened moments before a car plunged into a sinkhole in East County Monday night.
The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped three- tenths of a percent to 3.2 percent in March as the region continued to add jobs following the holiday season, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.
San Diego County is generally safer than the U.S. as a whole, though elder abuse and several types of violent crime are on the rise locally, according to a report released Friday,