Project Supervisor Wants Probation For Asbestos Plot

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A project supervisor who conspired to illegally remove asbestos from the 19-story Equitable Building in Des Moines, Iowa, should be sentenced only to probation, his attorney argued Monday in Iowa federal court.

Russell Coco — the project supervisor who, along with building owner Bob Knapp, failed to remove all regulated asbestos-containing material from the building before the launch of a renovation project at the site in 2005 — hasn't committed any other crimes, is sorry for his actions and was involved in the crime much less...
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