Dec 20, 2010 6:06 PM by Greg Boyce

Man sentenced to 40 days for asbestos release

An Elbert County Judge has sentenced a Parker man to forty days in jail for his part in the release of asbestos into the air.

Merit was indicted for falsely claiming to be a certified asbestos inspector in order to get work in a demolition project at a mobile home park in Elizabeth.  According to the Attorney General, he then did the wrong tests to determine if asbestos was present, then delivered forged test results.

Merit was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.




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