CRV Precast Construction LLC

Description
In 2016, CRV was hired as a subcontractor on a federally-funded project involving a removation of Draper Hall. CRV was contracted to erect a steel framework. According to the indictment and documents filed in court, CRV and multiple individuals who operated the company misclassified workers as concrete laboreres instead of ironworkers so they could pay them less than the prevailing wage rate. As a result, the defendants stole approximately $40,000 from at least four workers. The defendants also filed false payroll information with NYSIF in order to lower the company's workers' compensation insurance premiums. Underreporting for 2015-2016 resulted in underypayment of approximately $380,000 for the insurance coverage received. In addition, by misclassifying the workers, CRV fraudulently lowered the company's premium for the insurance year 2016-2017. In total, CRV underpaid NYSIF by approximately $410,000 by underreporting payroll and misclassifying workers. In one instance, the defendants provided NYSIF with false information about an ironworker, Elizandro Ramos, who died at a CRV job site in Queens. In a payroll summary, the victim was falsely listed as a concrete laborer, even though he was performing iron work for CRV at the time of his death.
Prosecutors:
Incident Type: Wage Theft
County: New York
State: NY
Date: Jan. 1, 2015
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Victims
First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Elizandro Ramos Info unavailable Ironworker CRV Precast Construction LLC Wage Theft
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable CRV Precast Construction LLC Wage Theft
Defendants
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Thomas J. Carroll Individual Operating Manager Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree (one count); Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (four counts); Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (5 counts)
Other Crimes: None
Timothy Carroll Individual Field Superintendent Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (four counts); Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (four counts)
Other Crimes: None
Donna L. Morris Individual Payroll Administrator Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (four counts)
Other Crimes: None
CRV Precast Construction LLC Entity Entity Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree (one count); Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree (one count); Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (four counts); Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (six counts)
Other Crimes: None
Luis E. Rivera Individual Owner Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree (one count); Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (four counts); Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (five counts)
Other Crimes: None
Donna L. Morris Individual Comptroller Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (one count)
Other Crimes: None
Frank P. Valentino Individual Former Comptroller (2009-2016) Info unavailable Info unavailable
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Insurance Fraud in the Second Degree (one count); Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (one count)
Other Crimes: None