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A compliance monitor at an East Side asbestos removal project pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to covering up some of the botched demolition work.

Brian Scott, a former employee of JMD Environmental Inc. of Grand Island, admitted falsifying inspection reports at the former Kensington Heights public housing development on Fillmore Avenue.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango said Scott is the third defendant – there were nine individuals and two companies charged in a 2011 indictment – to take a misdemeanor plea in the case.

Scott faces a possible sentence of between six and 12 months in prison.