Family guilty in illegal asbestos removal case
June 14, 2010
SYRACUSE, NY — Three Syracuse men have been sentenced to various prison terms due to their conviction last fall in an illegal asbestos abatement and cover-up operation, according to the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center.
Lester Mancuso will serve three years in prison, his two sons, Paul and Steven, will, respectively, serve six years and 44 months, the article noted.
According to the article, Paul Mancuso is thought to be the mastermind behind the operation.
In 2004, he had been convicted for a separate asbestos abatement operation, which prevented him from being involved in any further removal work, the article added.
Steven Mancuso is a local attorney, and is thought to have used his knowledge of the legal system to forge documents in order to cover up his brothers'' and father''s illegal asbestos removal operations, the article stated.
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