Minnesota Charges Contractor with Workers’ Comp Fraud, Labor Trafficking

SEPTEMBER 2018 – A Minnesota construction contractor has been charged with labor trafficking, insurance fraud and theft by swindle for using undocumented workers on his construction crews and threatening to have them deported unless they followed his orders, including working long hours without overtime pay, according to the Minnesota Commerce Department.

The Twin Cities contractor also did not provide workers’ compensation insurance, as required by state law. When one worker was severely injured on the job, he lied about how it happened and forced the worker to apply for public and charity medical assistance, totaling more than $45,000.

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