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April 08, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA

AG Shapiro Announces Multi-Million Dollar Theft Charges Against State College Contractor

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College, has been charged with four counts of theft relating to violations of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act. Hawbaker is one of the largest contractors to complete projects on behalf of the Commonwealth, receiving an estimated $1.7 billion in funding as of 2021.

"This is the largest prevailing wage criminal case on record - under Pennsylvania prevailing wage law and across the United States under federal law," said AG Shapiro. "My focus now is on holding Hawbaker accountable for breaking the law, and getting these workers their money back."

"Employers across this Commonwealth, you are on notice: if you steal from your employees, if you misclassify workers, if you violate our labor laws, we are going to find out, we are going to hold you accountable, and we will do all we can so Pennsylvania workers receive the wages and benefits owed to them under the law," said Shapiro.