A company that has been awarded more than half a billion dollars in public contracts in recent years is being investigated for possibly underpaying some of its employees on a subway construction project, law enforcement officials said this week.
Over the summer, the company, M. A. Angeliades, which is based in Queens, was forced by transit officials to allow an independent monitor to supervise its activities as a condition of being given a $94 million contract for the renovation of the Bleecker Street subway station.
In addition to its work for New York City Transit, the company is also a major contractor for the School Construction Authority, with five projects under way in the city, and the monitor will supervise those jobs as well. The company has been suspended from bidding on future school projects pending the outcome of the investigation, said Margie Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Education.
City Contractor Is Investigated for Possible Underpayment of Some Workers