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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Montgomery County Man Charged With Clean Air Act Violation

Anthony Biello II, 55, formerly of Ambler, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of violating the Clean Air Act, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, Biello failed to notify the City of Philadelphia’s Air Management Services division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the removal of asbestos-containing material from a former church located at 1133 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia.

If convicted, defendant Biello faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison. 

The case was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division, with assistance from the City of Philadelphia’s Air Management Services office.  The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Martin Harrell and Patricia C. Miller from the EPA. 

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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014