'Diesel Brothers' to pay over $851K for Utah air pollution
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'Diesel Brothers' to pay over $851K for Utah air pollution

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A federal judge ordered custom truck makers from the television show “Diesel Brothers” to pay more than $851,000 to the U.S. government and a Utah county for air pollution.

The judge issued the to David “Diesel Dave” Kiley, David “Heavy D” Sparks and other defendants in the case Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The defendants must pay $761,451 to the federal government and $90,000 to Davis County, the judge ruled.

The judge last year found the “Diesel Brothers” violated the Clean Air Act and Utah law by removing pollution control devices from trucks that were modified as part of their television show.

The cost may increase after the judge allowed Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, the plaintiff in the case, to submit attorney fees for the defendants to pay.

Attorneys for the organization previously told the judge they had fees of $1.2 million, according to Cole Cannon, an attorney for Kiley and Sparks.

The men have not decided whether to appeal, Cannon said.

The case was filed over about two dozen trucks and it is “regretful” more of the money will not go to clean-air projects in Utah, Cannon said.

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