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The federal trial against a Greek shipping company accused of illegal dumping slipped into murky waters Tuesday, as a key government witness struggled to explain his reasons for testifying in the case.

Dario Calubega (pictured in a sketch at the top of this story), is the third Filipino to testify against Ionia Management S.A., a Greek shipping company charged with criminal conspiracy and numerous counts of deep-sea pollution. The trial opened last Wednesday at the federal courthouse on Church Street in New Haven—click here and here for prior coverage.

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