Posts Tagged ‘criminal charges’

Waste disposal company, property owner sentenced for illegally dumping asbestos

25 Jun 2013 by under Legal, News

DOJ logo 100x100 Waste disposal company, property owner sentenced for illegally dumping asbestosA federal court in Utica, N.Y., sentenced Inc. and its owner Dominick Mazza, and property owner Cross Nicastro, with illegally dumping thousands of tons of -contaminated construction debris in upstate New York. Charges included conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act and Superfund Statute, and to defraud the United States. Other charges included obstruction of justice and making false statements to law enforcement. (more…)


Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in Italy

15 Feb 2012 by under Events, Legal, News, Organizations

eternit giustizia 300x194 Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in ItalyA landmark handed down by a three-judge panel in Turin, Italy, could set a precedent for manufacturers dealing with toxic environmental substances, like asbestos. Following a two-year trial, two former executives of a Swiss building-products company were found guilty on criminal charges, held responsible for the deaths of more than 3,000 people who lived and worked around four Italian asbestos cement factories. Asbestos has been proven to cause deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen and, in rare cases, the heart. The verdict was handed down Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (more…)