Furniture renovator convicted of polluting air

October 17, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A furniture renovator was sentenced to a week in jail, one year of probation and fined $10,000 after he was convicted of criminal air pollution violations, the Maryland attorney general's office reported.

Joseph Kleinman, 64, of Derwood was sentenced Wednesday by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Michael D. Mason after he was convicted of operating a spray-paint booth without a permit at a shop he operated on Wilkens Avenue in Rockville.

Kleinman operated a cabinet-renovation business called Kitchen Care, where his spray painting sent odors into nearby homes and made residents dizzy, the attorney general's office said. He was fined for similar violations in 1993.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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