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Article updated: 4/29/2013 5:27 PM

Former Crestwood official convicted of lying about tainted water

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Theresa Neubauer, the former water supervisor in Crestwood, was found guilty on 11 counts of making false statements about the village's tainted water, with each count carrying a maximum five-year prison term.

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A one-time South suburban official was convicted Monday of lying for decades about drawing water for residents from a well tainted by a cancer-causing chemical. Defendant Theresa Neubauer, 55, struggled to keep her composure 15 minutes later as she spoke to reporters at the federal courthouse in Chicago. "I'm devastated," she said, her voice breaking.
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