[Once Convicted, the media broke silence]
Reddy Kancharla – who built Testwell Laboratories into a $20million enterprise involved in virtually every major construction project in the city – faces 25years for the decade-long scam.
The jury, which delivered verdicts on various counts in stages, had earlier acquitted the two men and the company of some lesser charges.
They also were convicted of dozens of other counts, including some that stemmed from falsified strength reports for the Second Ave. subway line.
A 50-count indictment listed 119 sites where Testwell faked results for tests that were never done or were performed improperly.
The city ordered retesting at the buildings, but only 22 of the 91 sites under the department’s jurisdiction have been retested and determined safe so far.
Kancharla’s lawyer, Paul Schechtman, said he will appeal.