Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

May
2016
27

Million-Dollar Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Busted Up by Feds in Chicago Burbs

Million-Dollar Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Busted Up by Feds in Chicago Burbs
  A suburban Chicago contractor is facing federal charges for failing to pay $1.5 million in prevailing wages to union workers on public works projects between 2008 and 2013. For his part of the scheme, Joseph Lampignano, owner of co-owner of A Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc., faces one count of mail fraud and up to 20 [&hellip…;
Jan
2016
27

Couple Faces 20+ Years in Jail, $500,000 Fine for Scheme to Defraud LiUNA! Benefit Fund

Couple Faces 20+ Years in Jail, $500,000 Fine for Scheme to Defraud LiUNA! Benefit Fund
  A New Hampshire couple has been arrested for their role in a “double breasted shop scheme” which defrauded the Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Fund of more than $2 million.   Christopher and Kimberly Thompson face 18 counts of mail fraud, 18 counts of filing false documents with an ERISA fund, and one count of benefit [&hellip…;
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Oct
2015
6

Broad Prevailing Wage Fraud Case Results In Less-Than-Federally Recommended Sentence in WI

  A Wisconsin construction owner has been sentenced to two years probation and six months house arrest for his role in a scheme to not pay the prevailing wage. Scott Watry will also pay more than $659,000 in restitution.  Watry had previously paid $1 million in a whistleblower case that led to the conviction. He was [&hellip…;
Sep
2015
3

Building Trades Leaders: VA’s Misclassification Task Force Not Given the Muscle to Affect Real Change

Building Trades Leaders: VA's Misclassification Task Force Not Given the Muscle to Affect Real Change
  A recent report on the Virginian-Pilot Online looks into the state’s misclassification problem and how recent efforts to curb the practice have not been enough to put a dent into its negative effects.  Last year, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order creating a task force on misclassification and payroll fraud.  The…