The head of a New York City construction company doing work at Kennedy Airport has been charged with cheating his workers out of $100,000.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Leonid Fridman was arraigned on grand larceny and money laundering charges.
Fridman owned and operated Millennium Commercial Corp. The Brooklyn company was a subcontractor doing tile restoration on the renovation of the TWA Flight Center at JFK in 2009 and 2010.
Schneiderman said Fridman required workers to repay him part of their wages. He then allegedly funneled the cash through a Florida bank account.
He was legally required to pay his workers between $50 and $70 per hour. Authorities say they got $10 to $30 an hour.
Fridman was arrested on Friday. The name of his attorney was not immediately known.