Contractor sentenced for common wage violation

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A local contractor was sentenced to two years probation for theft after having underpaid drywall installers employed for the Barton Towers project in downtown Indianapolis.

David Roark plead guilty to the charges in June. The project was a federally-funded that was subject to prevailing wage requirements under the Federal Davis-Bacon Act, which means employees must be paid the prevailing local wage.

Two of the employees were paid as low as $12.00 an hour.

As part of a plea agreement Roark must pay restitution to two employees, each will get $24,311. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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