Friday, July 8, 2011

More not guilty verdicts in Deutsche Bank tragedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- A toxin-cleanup director and a company have been acquitted of manslaughter in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a condemned bank tower at ground zero.

A judge delivered the verdicts Wednesday in the August 2007 fire at the former Deutsche Bank building.

She found the John Galt Corp. guilty of second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. She acquitted worker Mitchel Alvo of all charges. Jurors had acquitted two other construction-company supervisors of all charges last week.

The fire killed Robert Beddia and Joseph P. Graffagnino. It also revealed poor regulation of the damaged building. It was being dismantled in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now let's go get all the firefighters and cops pensions/benefits..........They obviously don't deserve them!