The corporate owner of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus pleaded guilty Monday to unlawfully discharging wastewater contaminated with sewage into the Hackensack River.
RD Secaucus LP, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree charge of unlawfully discharging a pollutant in violation of the state Water Pollution Control Act before state Superior Court Judge Lourdes I. Santiago in Jersey City, Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor said.
The corporation, through its attorney, pleaded guilty to an amended count of a Sept. 2 state grand jury indictment obtained by the Division of Criminal Justice.
In pleading guilty, the owner admitted that it unlawfully discharged polluted wastewater into the Hackensack without a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. …