Chief Building Official Ray Walker failed to check for asbestos before remodeling
Calaveras County's chief building inspector, Ray Walker, failed to follow a law requiring a check for asbestos.
He cost the county hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuit settlements and construction overruns as well as allowed shoddy or inappropriate building practices.
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