Convictions in Plattsburgh, New York Asbestos Cleanup Fraud
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In September 2008, the owner of an upstate New York firm was
convicted of falsifying air
sampling results at asbestos cleanup sites.
man is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2009, and faces a maximum of 25
years in prison plus restitution to victims.
The case involved a job where the man’s company was hired to take samples
documenting the removal of asbestos from both commercial buildings and private
homes. It was discovered the man conspired with two asbestos contractors to
falsify the results of the testing. As a result, the sites were with substantial
The two contractors had previously entered guilty pleas for their
involvement, and face up to five years in prison.
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