Washington State Attorney General chargers hotel owner, Vrajlal Nariya, over asbestos removal, allegedly lying under oath

Washington State Attorney General chargers hotel owner, Vrajlal Nariya, over asbestos removal, allegedly lying under oath

Seattle Pacific Hotel owner, Vrajlal Nariya, faces felony perjury charge in addition to Clean Air Act violations

OLYMPIA, WA (STL.News) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed criminal charges in King County Superior Court against the owner of the Seattle Pacific Hotel, alleging multiple violations of the state Clean Air Act for illegal asbestos removal, and perjury for making false statements to investigators under oath.

Ferguson asserts that during renovations of the Aurora Avenue hotel, owner Vrajlal Nariya directed a non-asbestos certified roofing contractor to remove ceiling material he knew contained asbestos in the hotel lobby. 

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