Two upstate contractors found guilty of violating federal asbestos removal
October 29, 2009 – Two Utica, NY, brothers were found guilty yesterday on all
counts in a federal asbestos removal and conspiracy trial.
Paul Mancuso was accused of running an improper asbestos removal operation.
He had been previously convicted in Oneida County Court and not supposed to be
involved in an asbestos business in any way, directly or indirectly.
His brother Steven was accused of conspiracy for covering up the
Both men will be sentenced February 24. Paul Mancuso faces up to 10 years in
prison, while Steven Mancuso faces up to five years behind bars.
Dangers of asbestos removal
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people
nationwide will be diagnosed with the deadliest form of asbestos-related cancer,
mesothelioma. Approximately 3,000 persons die every year in the United States
Asbestos exposure can occur at home or in the workplace through everyday
products such as: asbestos
shingles, asbestos ceiling
tile, asbestos insulation, brake pads, boilers and more.
Time to seek justice
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for clients harmed by asbestos exposure.
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