- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Five subcontractors have been arrested on charges they underpaid workers at three publicly funded New York City construction projects.

The case was announced Wednesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and city Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters.

It involves work done from 2012 through 2014 at Public School 7X in the Bronx and at public housing in Harlem and Fresh Meadows, Queens.

Prosecutors say some workers were told to give kickbacks in exchange for their jobs.

In December, three other subcontractors were arrested for allegedly violating wage laws. That prosecution involved work done at the Queens development and at P.S. 196 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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