BOSTON (AP) – The former president of Massachusetts’ largest asbestos removal training school has become the first woman to be listed on the federal “environmental fugitive” Web site.

The EPA on Thursday said Albania Deleon of Andover failed to appear for her sentencing on March 23 at the federal court. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Last November, a jury convicted Deleon 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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