Pa. company charged with kickbacks, violence at Fort Dix, NJ

March 19, 2013 12:07:30 PM PDT
Two principals of a Pennsylvania-based construction company that performed work at New Jersey's Fort Dix have been indicted on charges they engaged in a kickback scheme and threatened employees.

Leonard Santos and Alex Rabinovich of Bristol-based Sands Mechanical were scheduled to appear in federal court in Camden Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the men threatened employees into paying back a portion of their wages plus money they'd received from a federal settlement.

The Labor Department obtained a civil judgment against the company in 2010 saying it underpaid employees.

Santos is charged with recruiting co-conspirators to set fire to a truck owned by a person who questioned the company's policies.

He's also accused of ordering the physical assault of the same person on a different occasion.