NY public works contractor arrested, accused of wage theft

Matt NYFFC

Authorities arrested a public contractor for allegedly skimming from his employees’ paychecks. Stephon Johnson | 8/23/2018 This week, New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood and Port Authority Inspector General Michael Nestor announced the arrest of Marjan Kasapinov, 63, for allegedly taking more than $40,000 in wages and benefits from 28 workers employed to work on a publicly funded construction …

US prosecutors target construction firms that “institutionalise theft” from their own workers

Josh Lucas NYFFC

A recent spate of criminal prosecutions in New York and California against builders who don’t pay their workers the agreed wage suggests a hardening mood against corporate graft in the country. In one case, a luxury home-builder in Manhattan has been charged with stealing more than $1.7m from 500 workers through payroll tricks. Previously, failure to pay the correct wage …