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Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Failure to Pay Prevailing Wages

Dennis E. Rehder, owner of DGS General Construction, Inc., of Woodburn, OR, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland, OR, to pay $27,396 in restitution and $5,100 in fines for failing to pay employees the prevailing wage. Rehder knowingly underpaid five employees working on the Salem Historic Passenger Rail Station, a Federal-aid project, funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration, thereby avoiding payment of an additional $33,814 in wages. This investigation was conducted jointly by DOT OIG and the Department of Labor OIG.