Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Improper Asbestos Removal

December 22, 2014

A Sioux City, Iowa, developer accused of improperly removing asbestos from a former YMCA building has pleaded guilty.

Records show 54-year-old Larry Wolf, of Dakota City, Nebraska, entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Sioux City on one count of violating the work practice standards of the Clean Air Act.

Wolf was accused of improperly removing asbestos from an old YMCA building between July 2009 and March 2011. He admitted during his plea hearing to knowing about the asbestos ahead of removing material from the building.

Prosecutors say Wolf also removed asbestos-containing material wrappings from metals inside the building then sold the metals.

It’s unclear when Wolf will be sentenced. He remains free on bond.

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