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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

AG Cuomo taking care of North Country Workers.

January 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm by Rick Karlin
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing a Texas firm that he says lured workers to what they represented as 6-month jobs with benefits adding armor to military vehicles, but the work only lasted about a month, leaving workers prematurely unemployed, as a release put it.
Here’s a link to the suit against M & E Technical Services.
And here’s Cuomo’s release:
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (January 28, 2009) - Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the filing of a lawsuit against a Texas-based military contractor and its chief executive officer for luring employees to a job at Fort Drum through false promises and deceit that ultimately left many prematurely unemployed.
Austin, Texas-based M&E Technical Services, Inc. (METs) fraudulently induced more than 100 workers, most from the Watertown region, to work on a military contract adding armor to vehicles used by U.S. troops in combat overseas. At job fairs and through advertisements, the company falsely promised prospective workers long-term employment with benefits while knowing any work would actually only last a few weeks and that no benefits would ever be provided.

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