New Baden Contractor Found Guilty of Asbestos Offense
Joseph Kehrer Admits Failure to Notify IEPA of Removal of Asbestos from Former Okawville Elementary School
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A New Baden man has pleaded guilty to a felony offense of failure to notify regulatory authorities prior to removing asbestos material. Joseph Kehrer will be sentenced on June 12th in U.S. District Court in Benton.

Kehrer admitted to causing the removal of a combined amount of material containing asbestos greater than 160 square feet during the renovation of the former Okawville Elementary School in Okawville without prior required notification to the IEPA.

The offense carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000.

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