Pa. company charged with kickbacks, violence at Fort Dix, NJ
CAMDEN, N.J. - March 19, 2013 (WPVI) -- Two principals of a Pennsylvania-based construction company that performed work at New Jersey's Fort Dix have been indicted on charges they engaged in a kickback scheme and threatened employees.
Leonard Santos and Alex Rabinovich of Bristol-based Sands Mechanical were scheduled to appear in federal court in Camden Tuesday.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says the men threatened employees into paying back a portion of their wages plus money they'd received from a federal settlement.
The Labor Department obtained a civil judgment against the company in 2010 saying it underpaid employees.
Santos is charged with recruiting co-conspirators to set fire to a truck owned by a person who questioned the company's policies.
He's also accused of ordering the physical assault of the same person on a different occasion.
new jersey, construction spending, corruption, pennsylvania, fort dix, local/state
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