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Prison for AC thief who released R22

13223967_sUSA: An Ohio man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for releasing R22 refrigerant to atmosphere.

Martin C Eldridge III, 35, pleaded guilty in June to violating the US Clean Air Act by cutting air conditioning pipes during the act of stealing air conditioning units for their scrap copper.

Under a plea agreement, Eldridge has been sentenced to 21 months and 20 days in prison and an additional 200 hours community service. He is still awaiting sentencing for theft of the air conditioners and possession of drugs.

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