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Old 08-03-2007, 09:29 AM
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The Jackson Heights training school was supposed to teach students to safely remove asbestos.

Instead, it was a sham, prosecutors said.

Instructors gave students correct answers during tests and encouraged students -- most of whom were undocumented immigrants -- to use false Social Security numbers in state licensing examinations, authorities said.

The result was hundreds of licensees were trained poorly to remove the hazardous material, and many of them went to work on security-sensitive local government projects, prosecutors said.

More than 80 percent of the Queens school's students used false identification to get certificates, then went to work on Port Authority projects, which "undermined the efforts of homeland security and gave individuals access to the city's bridges, tunnels and airports," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.

The owners of Senagryph Training Facilities Inc. on 72nd Street in Jackson Heights were arraigned Tuesday night in Queens Criminal Court, authorities said. The two co-owners, Juan Herrera, 61, and Julia Herrera, 49, both of Clifton, N.J., were charged with falsifying business records and filing fraudulent documents.
Cops: Sham school a security threat -- amNY.com (http://www.amny.com/news/local/crime/am-asbe0802,0,6821420.story?coll=am-topheadlines - broken link)
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