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NYC Construction Company to Pay Record $6 Million in Wage Case

Aug. 14, 2019, 10:37 AM

A New York City construction company agreed to pay $6.25 million to resolve criminal charges that it underpaid some 500 welders and ironworkers.

The amount represented the largest single wage recovery in the history of the New York Labor Department, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said in announcing the plea agreement Aug. 13. The company, structural steel fabricator AGL Industries Inc., pleaded guilty to grand larceny.

The prosecution resulted from an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construction Fraud Task Force, triggered by a complaint from Ironworkers Local 361, and was part of a multi-agency drive to step up criminal...

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