Cleveland contractor indicted, charged with paying criminally low wages on housing work

By Eric Heisig
on November 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM, updated November 11, 2015 at 4:17 PM


CLEVELAND, Ohio – A federal grand jury has indicted a Cleveland contractor and charged him with paying criminally low wages to employees working on a public housing project.

Marcus Butler, 31, faces 61 counts of making false statements to a government agency. Prosecutors say Butler, the owner of L & B Electric of Northeast Ohio, lied on tax forms between 2011 and 2013 and said he paid his employees $126,514.80 more than he actually had.

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