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Pittsburgh mayor cracks down on construction fraud

May 14, 2021

The order stems from the findings of the city’s Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud, which was founded in December 2018 and forwarded its final recommendations last month. Documented cases of fraud and labor violations were gathered by trained construction industry professionals after visiting multiple jobsites and conducting on-site worker interviews.

According to the task force findings, four drywall subcontractors were paying in cash or check without deductions on several multi-million dollar job sites, including the Riverfront Landing mixed use development in the Strip District and the former the Macy’s redevelopment project downtown.

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