A Toledo man who admitted to illegally removing then dumping cancer-causing asbestos around the city from a warehouse in Toledo is to be sentenced Nov. 25 by U.S. District Court Judge James Carr.
John J. Mayer, 52, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a four-count indictment that alleged he violated the Clean Air Act and regulations involving the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material. Some 82 trash bags containing insulation were discovered at three sites in East and North Toledo in 2010.
Mayer admitted he failed to notify city, state, and federal authorities before removing the material, failed to adequately wet the materials in preparation for disposal, failed to have trained personnel at the job site, and illegally disposed of the asbestos-containing waste.
Co-defendant Timothy Bayes, 32, of Toledo pleaded guilty this month to illegal disposal of asbestos. Bayes, who was hired by Mayer to get rid of trash bags containing the material, is to be sentenced Nov. 18 by Judge Carr.