In November, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that Sergio Blanco, 49, pleaded guilty before the District Court for Baltimore City to stealing wages from an employee of his contracting company, BAC Contractors, Inc (BAC).
Blanco was sentenced to six months in jail with all but 50 days suspended, followed by three years of supervised probation upon release. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Blanco prepaid $50,000 in restitution which will be made available to certain workers his company underpaid in violation of Maryland’s prevailing wage laws.
“When employers steal wages from their employees, they commit a crime,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Mr. Blanco will pay a stiff penalty for exploiting his workers. More importantly, the workers who were victimized by Mr. Blanco’s fraud will receive restitution.”
Wage theft happens every day in the construction industry. Contractors who cheat are not only stealing from their employees, but from every Maryland taxpayer. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Wage Theft, contact IBEW Local 24 at (410) 247-5511