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11 indicted for illegal asbestos removal

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11 people, including New York inspectors, have been indicted for illegally removing asbestos from a Buffalo housing complex. The complex, which is planned to be demolished, was overseen by two companies to properly remove asbestos. Johnson Contracting and JMD Environmental Inc. employees are facing criminal charges for illegally stripping asbestos-containing materials, which violates the Clean Air Act.

The companies are accused of dumping absestos-containing materials, leaving absestos in the buildings that are to be demolished, and failing to take proper air samples and visual inspection reports. The city inspectors are charged with falsifying documents saying the asbestos had been removed and the New York State Department of Labor Asbestos Control Bureau inspector is believed to have covered up their illegal asbestos removal activities.

If convicted, they would face up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 each in fines.

If you or someone you love has contracted mesothelimoa due to asbestos exposure, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874.