Contractor Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and Fined $62K for Asbestos Violations

Contractors: If you’re caught illegally handling, removing or disposing of asbestos-containing materials, you could be fined many thousands of dollars, and you could very well serve prison time—just ask Duane “Butch” O’Malley, who was ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in July to pay $62,000 in fines and restitution and sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally mucking around with asbestos in the town of Kankakee, Ill., in 2009.