Friday, January 14, 2011

Mesothelioma Information News - Prison for Fraudulent Asbestos Remediation Trainer

On Thursday, December 2, 2010 Rogelio Lowe was sentenced to five months in prison.  After his prison term, he will face three months of court ordered home confinement and will also be required to conduct  300 hours of community service.  This sentence follows a guilty plea entered by Lowe earlier in 2010. 

According to federal prosecutors, Rogelio Lowe pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud.   Lowe owns E&D Environmental Safety Training located in Hayward California,  and was operating asbestos remediation classes during 2007-2009.  Unfortunately for his students, Lowe did not provide the required number of classes and also cut the mandatory class hours from eight hours to 30 minutes.  In addition, he provided his students with the answers to examinations that were supposed to be closed-book tests.  He also forged the test results in favor of those who did not attend.   Upon completion of his inadequate classes, Lowe handed out certificates of training completion to his students and also sent their names to the state agencies knowing full well that they were unprepared and not qualified for asbestos remediation.

In addition to his primary class offering, Lowed offered a fraudulent refresher class which he also conducted.  Once again, he submitted names to state authorities on behalf of his students which resulted in Cal/OSHA listing his students as state-approved asbestos remediation workers.

This is a very serious problem, as these workers could have endangered their own lives as well as the lives of others, due to their incomplete training.  According to leading Mesothelioma information and research, workers who fail to manage Asbestos properly run the risk of inhaling or even ingesting the dangerous Asbestos fibers.  This exposure can lead to Mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer.

Lowe's asbestos training license has been revoked and apparently there were Nine additional criminal counts that were dismissed as a part of the plea agreement.

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