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RDZ Electric Owner Indicted on Fraud Charges

Rodriguez allegedly listed no more than eight workers on RDZ's certified payrolls, when in fact more than 30 workers were employed by RDZ and performed electrical work on the project.

A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of RDZ Electric from failure to comply with federal wage, hour and records regulations under the Davis-Bacon Act. Noe Rodriguez, 33, of Boyds, Maryland, was also charged with identity fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to the Baltimore News Journal, Rodriguez owned RDZ Electric, LLC, a company that provided electrical work on construction projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. RDZ provided electrical work during the construction of the Navy Exchange at the National Military Medical Center located in Bethesda. The NEX was owned by the Department of the Navy.

The indictment alleges that between August 2011 and June 2012, RDZ employed numerous electrical workers at the NEX project. Rodriguez allegedly listed no more than eight workers on RDZ's certified payrolls, when in fact more than 30 workers were employed by RDZ and performed electrical work on the project. The indictment alleges that Rodriguez falsely certified on the payrolls that all RDZ employees were paid the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage, when in fact they were paid wages at least $1 million less than should have been paid pursuant to the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rate...(Baltimore News Journal)

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