The former contractor owner entered a guilty plea for making false statements to the FBI.

A former asbestos monitoring contractor has pleaded guilty to fraud. As reported via a PR Newswire press release by the U.S. Department of Justice, Stephen E. McAnulty entered a guilty plea this week for giving false information to FBI agents and Antitrust Division representatives.

As noted in the release, the charge stems from a 2007 interview in which McAnulty denied having knowledge of New York Presbyterian Hospital officials receipt of kickbacks for contracts with his company for asbestos monitoring and removal. McAnulty reportedly was involved in the negotiation of the kickback amounts to a NYPH purchasing official, which are said to total $28,000.

Scott D. Hammond, Assistant Attorney General with the Department’s Antitrust Division is quoted in the press release as stating, “This criminal charge serves to underscore the seriousness with which the Justice Department views attempts to compromise the integrity of our investigations… Today’s filing should send a clear signal that the Division is, and will continue to be, committed to prosecuting these violations.”

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