That drastically cut Almonte's workers compensation insurance premiums, saving him millions of dollars.
But it also put the workers at risk of not being covered for on-the-job accidents or fatalities. More than a dozen of Almonte's workers were injured and one died while he was playing games with their worker's comp, Vance's office said.
But not only did Almonte fail to buy the proper coverage -- he declined to cooperate with the state board that decides workers' claims, prosecutors say.
Almonte allegedly claimed to state officials his annual payroll for two carpenters and two cleaners was
Almonte and Asvazadourian pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including insurance fraud and scheme to defraud in
Almonte is also under investigation by the
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