|NY State Attorney General Letitia James|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2021
Attorney General’s Press Office/212-416-8060
Attorney General James and DOI Commissioner Garnett Announce Indictment of Four Asbestos Investigators for Filing Fraudulent Inspection Reports
Defendants Filed Reports Claiming to Be Inspecting Residential and Commercial Sites While They Were Out of the State and Country, Jeopardizing New Yorkers’ Health and SafetyNEW YORK- New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Margaret Garnett today announced the indictment of four Certified Asbestos Investigators (CAI) for repeatedly filing false asbestos inspection reports, putting the health and safety of workers and New York City residents at risk. A joint investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the DOI found that over several years, the defendants — who were independent contractors certified by the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) — submitted fraudulent reports for inspections that took place on days when they were out of the state and country.