A North Andover, Massachusetts woman named Albania Deleon has disappeared after being convicted of 28 felonies related to asbestos crimes. Deleon ran Environmental Compliance Training (ECT), a New England asbestos training school. The school was designed to teach professionals the proper way to handle asbestos during construction or abatement projects, but instead of teaching anyone anything, she was simply selling certificates that stated that they were qualified to handle asbestos removal jobs. For $400, Deleon sold certificates that allowed her "students" to get jobs removing asbestos, despite their lack of any training whatsoever.
It is estimated that more than 2,500 people (many illegal immigrants) managed to obtain these fraudulent certificates, putting thousands of people at risk of asbestos exposure as a result. Deleon was convicted of the 28 felonies last November and had been wearing an ankle monitor as she awaited sentencing. The 39 year old mother abandoned her 3 year old child back in March when she sawed off her ankle monitor and disappeared. She has yet to be located.
Her actions may have caused thousands of people to be wrongly exposed to asbestos. If you have been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher to learn more about your legal options. Call 800-781-3955.