ABC 5 Eyewitness News began investigating Pride Transportation in 2019 after the company allegedly refused to cooperate with police when a bus carrying elementary school students went missing for several hours in Brooklyn Park.
William H. Foster III, who owns American Construction Group LTD, pleaded guilty on February 11 to a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business after failing to comply with the state’s Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC). He was ordered to follow the payment plan he made with the BWC to reinstate his policy. He reportedly owes BWC over $360,000 in past premiums and fines.
The New York State Inspector General announced the arraignments of two construction contractors for allegedly putting their workers at risk by not providing them with workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Segundo Loja and Robert A. Lutz were arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court on February 6. According to court documents, Loja, who is the owner of NY Power Construction Corporation, allegedly submitted a fake certificate of insurance that showed his company had obtained both workers’ compensation and commercial general liability insurance coverage as required by law for any company with employees.
Cardona of Fort Meyers was charged with workers’ compensation fraud and scheme to defraud. He was booked into Lee County Jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.
Kenneth Henderson, 53, allegedly claimed to be disabled but was seen doing strenuous workouts at a gym in Las Vegas. He was arraigned on February 5 and charged with workers’ compensation fraud. The press did not name an attorney for him.