Man gets jail time for asbestos-removal fraud

ALBANY, NY — A construction supervisor was sentenced last week to three and a half years in federal prison for his role in a massive asbestos-removal scam involving more than 1,500 buildings across New York, CapitalNews9.com reported. Sheon DiMaio worked as an asbestos supervisor for AAR Contractor, an Albany-based asbestos abatement company formerly owned by Alexander and Raul Salvagno who were were sentenced in December 2004 to 25 and 19 years in prison, respectively and were ordered to pay $23 million in restitution in one of the biggest asbestos-removal cases in the nation”s history, according to the article. CapitalNews9.com reported that DiMaio pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act and admitted to engaging and directing others to engage in, years of illegal asbestos removals. Click here for previous CM e-News DailyÑ¢ coverage of this issue. Click here to read the full article. For related information, click here. To return to today”s news, click here. To discuss this topic with other industry professionals, click here. For a free subscription to CM e-News DailyÑ¢, the daily news service for the building maintenance industry, click here. For a free introductory subscription (or subscription renewal) to CM/Cleanfax magazine, the leading publication for the carpet cleaning and disaster restoration industries, click here.

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