Stiffed electricians get watt they deserve as sleazeball boss forks over $750G (NY)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2:37 AM

Five electricians got an early Christmas gift Tuesday in a check for more than $750,000.

The windfall was way overdue for the hard-working men who were stiffed out wages by a crooked boss.

Now that their greedy superior, Michael Riglietti, has a grand larceny conviction on his head, he’s finally opening his wallet to fully pay the men.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and city Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters presented the five checks.

The funds were the money the men deserved for their time on various public works jobs, including many schools. Though they were supposed to be compensated prevailing hourly wages around $50, they were getting a fraction of that – between $13.50 and $25 an hour.

“I am so happy to be able to hand you these checks, which were hard-earned and well-deserved and really will help make your holidays brighter,” Gonzalez said.

Riglietti, 50, pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and his company, MSR Electrical Construction Company, once in Red Hook, copped to violating labor laws on prevailing wage requirements.

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