Mass. 'Environmental Fugitive' Captured
The former president of Massachusetts' largest asbestos removal training school is facing an extradition hearing in the Dominican Republic after authorities there arrested her for being a U.S. "environmental fugitive."
Federal prosecutors on Monday said Albania Deleon of Andover was arrested Saturday, about 19 months after she fled the country while awaiting sentencing at the federal court in Boston.
A jury convicted Deleon in November 2008 of selling certificates from Environmental Compliance Training of Methuen, Mass., to hundreds of illegal immigrants who had not taken the mandatory training course.
Prosecutors said the immigrants were sent to work at asbestos demolition sites through her temporary employment agency, and were paid "under the table" for their work, saving more than $1 million dollars in tax and insurance payments. The company shut down in May 2007.
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