Athenica Advocate
February 2018

NYC Department of Investigation and Asbestos Inspection Fraud Case

On February 1st, 2018, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, along with the NYC Department of Investigation and the NYC DEP, announced the arrest of 18 defendants for submitting false paperwork for fraudulent asbestos inspections that occurred at about 40 sites throughout New York City. In order to get a construction permit in NYC, the Department of Buildings (DOB) requires property owners to have an inspection conducted by a certified asbestos investigator (CAI) that has been licensed by the DEP. The CAI needs to collect the necessary bulk samples in order to ensure that there is no asbestos at the site. In addition, the CAIs are then required to submit a report to the DEP that documents location, date, and time of the inspection. It is very important that our clients are aware and mindful of these regulations. Athenica currently has five investigators on staff that can perform these required services. Should you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Spiro Dongaris, PE. For more information on this investigation, please click here.

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Congratulations to Juraj Bardiovsky, project manager at our IH Department, on his ten year anniversary with Athenica. We appreciate his dedication and hard work and wish him continued success in our company for many years to come. Juraj’s contributions to Athenica are greatly appreciated!

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