A Texas apartment management firm's corporate manger was sentenced to eight months in prison this week after he pled guilty to negligently releasing asbestos into the air at a Denver project site.
John Tom Williams, 58, of Dallas, Texas, who is the senior corporate manager of Arlington, Texas-based Willmax Capital Management, Inc., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Babcock. Williams was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.
Willmax Capital — which has apartment communities in Denver, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston — managed the residential complex known as The Overlook at Mile High at 3190 W. 14 th Ave.
Willmax Capital Management was charged in 2016 with violating an EPA rule requiring it to inspect facilities for asbestos prior to renovation, according to acting U.S. Attorney's office and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Criminal Investigations. Williams was also charged with negligently releasing asbestos into the air and thereby negligently placing other persons in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.