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PORTLAND, Ore.—Jeffrey Hurliman, owner of non-union Westwind Concrete of Cloverdale, Ore., wound up spending two months in prison for shorting $93,000 in prevailing wages to 27 building trades workers who toiled in 2014 on an assisted living center whose construction received federal loan guarantees, the Northwest Labor Press reported. Hurliman  was let out on August 15, but must serve another three years of supervised release.

The project’s prime contractor told all its subcontractors of the wage discrepancy, paid them the difference, and told them to pay the workers. Hurliman didn’t. When he learned about a federal probe of the underpayments, he falsified records and tried to get his workers to lie.

Source: PAI