BRIAN ABGHARI OWNER OF PCN3 IN 2016 CASE
What had happened?
Babak Brian Abghari, who was 36, helps run PCN3. It was a general contracting company whose work was to mainly take on public works projects.
Abghari along with his four co-defendants are accused of paying their workers less than the wages that they deserved.
Prosecutors also complained that they accomplished that by shorting employees’ hours on their payroll and requiring workers to hand back cash after being paid.
The appellants, however, are also accused of pocketing the excess wages.
Abghari and PCN3’s other owner is Homayoun Harry Abghari who is 57 age, a resident of Huntington Beach, also is accused of filing false tax returns.
The report said that they also hindered employees who were hurt on the job from filing workers’ compensation claims.
Abghari and his four co-defendants were
- Homayoun Abghari
- Julio Roberto Alvarado who is 47 and a resident of San Pedro
- Cody Lawson, who is 34, and hails from Long Beach
- And, Phyllis Martinez, who is 51, and lives in Anaheim.
They all are charged with eight felony counts of taking and receiving some of a worker’s wage on public work.
Homayoun Abghari and Babak faced 3 additional felony charges for misrepresenting facts to a workers’ compensation insurance firm.
All five could face a maximum sentence of 49 years and 6 months in prison if convicted.
All have pleaded acquitted, consistent with court records.
He has been acquitted now.
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