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News Release

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2010

Contact:
Assistant Attorney General Daniel J. Licata
(603) 271-3679

Plea and Sentencing of Lourdes Ramirez-Crusellas of Keene, NH

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Hubbard of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division announce that, on January 20, 2010, Lourdes Ramirez-Crusellas (age 63) of Keene, NH pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. These convictions relate to Ms. Ramirez-Crusellas' illegal disposal of asbestos-containing material from a renovation project at her residence in May 2008. The disposed of asbestos was found in a dumpster located on the campus of Keene State College.

The Cheshire County Superior Court sentenced Ms. Ramirez-Crusellas to twelve months in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, all but nine days suspended, conditioned on the payment of restitution to Keene State College for the cost of proper disposal of the asbestos, the payment of $4,000.00 in fines, and remaining of good behavior for a period of five years.

Today's disposition was the result of a cooperative investigation involving the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division, the Keene Police Department and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.


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