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Contractor fined by state

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 6:17 pm, Wed Nov 27, 2013.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week the guilty plea and sentencing of Wing Khay Lee, owner of Corum Group LLC, for failing to pay wages to workers on several private construction projects in Queens.

Lee admitted to a misdemeanor count of failure to pay wages. The defendant, 42, of College Point, owned and operated Corum Group LLC, a construction company. He failed to pay at least five employees more than $22,000 in wages they were owed between what the AG described as “approximately” August 2011 and September 2012.

“Paying workers is the most basic responsibility of an employer — and failure to do so is a serious crime. I’m pleased to see Mr. Lee held accountable and workers receive the pay they deserve,” Schneiderman said.

Lee paid $22,440 in restitution to the former employees for unpaid wages, and a judgment was entered against him in the amount of $4,342.74 for unpaid unemployment insurance contributions, interest, and penalties. He must complete five days of community service.

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