Iowa Developer Pleads Guilty In Asbestos Disposal Case

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The owner of the 19-story Equitable Building in Des Moines, Iowa, pled guilty to two charges related to the illegal removal of asbestos during a renovation of the landmark property, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Bob Knapp entered the guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, admitting to one count of conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act and one count of failing to remove all regulated asbestos-containing material from the building before the launch of a renovation...
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