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BMY Foods Inc


The defendants did not pay 300 current and former workers at nine Papa John’s franchise establishments the legally required overtime pay. They paid overtime hours in cash and created fake names for the employees in the timekeeping system to get around paying overtime pay. They filed fraudulent tax returns that left off the cash payments made to the fake employees.


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Holt; Section Chief Richard Balletta of the Labor Bureau; Deputy Bureau Chief Stephanie Swenton of the Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau and the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit

Incident Type

Wage Theft




New York


November 16, 2015

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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
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Name Type Title Plea Information Conviction Sentence
Abdul Jamil Khokhar Individual Franchise Owner Pleaded guilty to failing to pay wages As part of plea agreement, Khokhar was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $230,000 in back wages to the employees.
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Other Crimes Charged

Failing to pay wages under NY law (misdemeanor)

BMY Foods Inc. Entity Entity Pleaded guilty to falsifying business records Info unavailable
Penal Crimes Charged

Falsifying business records (N.Y. Pen. Code Sec. 175.10)

Other Crimes Charged

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