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Monday, December 27, 2004

Long Prison Sentences Imposed For Environmental Crime

Asbestos_removalTwo men were sentenced last week to 25 years' and 19.5 years' imprisonment and ordered to pay $23 million in restitution for cutting corners and faking tests in an asbestos removal operation that put thousands at risk. At their trial, former employees testified the company did "rip and run" cleanups and performed as many as 75,000 phony tests, leaving thousands unknowingly exposed to asbestos.  Prosecutors said the scheme was among the "longest, most serious environmental crimes in United States history."  More . . .   [Mark Godsey]

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