A.G. Schneiderman Obtains Guilty Plea From Peekskill Home Health Care Agency Owner Over Wage Theft
WHITE PLAINS - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the guilty plea of Arthur Anyah, owner of Mical Home Health Care Agency, Inc. ("Mical"), located in Peekskill, New York, for failing to pay wages to at least 67 employees, engaging in a scheme to induce workers to work despite not being paid, as well as falsifying business records, and defrauding the state unemployment insurance contribution system. Anyah pled guilty to the top counts in the indictment which included Class E Felonies of Scheme to Defraud, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, as well as misdemeanors, Failure to Pay Wages, and Willful Failure to Pay a Contribution to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. As a condition of the plea, Anyah was ordered to pay restitution of more than $135,000 of back wages owed to the workers and $66,000 in state unemployment insurance fund contributions and penalties. Anyah pled guilty in Westchester County Supreme Court before the Honorable Barry E. Warhit and is scheduled for sentencing on December 8, 2016. If Anyah fails to pay restitution by the date of sentencing, it may result in a sentence of up to one year in jail.
- Date:July 14, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
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