Maine businessman Nathan Reardon faces labor theft lawsuit

The 8 Investigates team told you for the first time about a Maine businessman facing federal trial for alleged Paycheck Protection Program fraud, which also has a history of violations. wages on Tuesday. You can watch our Tuesday report in the video player above. Nathan Reardon also faces charges in Somerset County for stealing services. Reardon is accused of failing to pay several contractors hired to work on a building in Skowhegan in a timely manner. The Maine businessman was indicted by a grand jury last fall. According to an affidavit, Reardon failed to timely pay labor valued at over $10,000 at properties including one on Research Drive in Skowhegan. Nathanreardon.com lists more than 60 entities as part of Reardon’s business portfolio. The site boasts of its achievements in the automotive field. RELATED: Nathan Reardon Facing Federal PPP Fraud Charges Also Has A History Of Wage ViolationsA bio states, “Nathan is driven and passionate about this industry and has faced major setbacks in his 18 years of experience and overcame them all and never gave up. He has the courage to go all the way. Reardon faces a series of legal challenges. A federal trial is set to begin June 7 in connection with an alleged Paycheck Protection Program fraud. US prosecutors accuse Reardon of obtaining a nearly $60,000 loan at the start of the pandemic and using much of the money for personal expenses. The money is for business expenses and payroll. Reardon pleaded not guilty. His lawyer did not comment. WMTW reviewed data from the Maine Department of Labor that indicates two companies Reardon ran have been cited for 698 wage violations over the past two years. These companies are Global Disruptive Technologies and Taco Shack restaurants. According to the affidavit, in 2020 and 2021, the building used by the now inactive Business Global Disruptive Technologies shows no signs of its operations. New tenants have moved in. The affidavit says Skowhegan police were made aware of several complaints, including a worker who did carpentry on the building who said he owed $4,000, and a heating, ventilation and cleaning company. air conditioning which stated to be due $12,500. According to the document, Reardon states that it was because he had to have the work corrected or completed by someone else. A plumbing company said it owed $4,400 for the work. The affidavit indicates that Reardon claimed that the pipes of their work were “twisted”. The document says a local plumbing inspector hit back, saying he had done a “fantastic job”. The document also mentions other examples of workers reporting bad checks. The affidavit says Reardon said funds from Skowhegan Police were supposed to come in but he was not handling the matter. Reardon was arraigned in October and pleaded not guilty in November. Reardon and his attorney did not respond to a request for comment. Court documents show Reardon requested a new lawyer, citing communication issues in March. Clerks say that request has not yet been processed.

The 8 Investigates team told you for the first time about a Maine businessman facing federal trial for alleged Paycheck Protection Program fraud, which also has a history of violations. wages on Tuesday.

You can watch our Tuesday report in the video player above.

Nathan Reardon also faces charges in Somerset County for stealing services.

Reardon is accused of failing to pay several contractors hired to work on a building in Skowhegan in a timely manner.

The Maine businessman was indicted by a grand jury last fall. According to an affidavit, Reardon failed to timely pay labor valued at over $10,000 at properties including one on Research Drive in Skowhegan.

Nathanreardon.com lists more than 60 entities as part of Reardon’s business portfolio. The site boasts of its achievements in the automotive field.

RELATED: Nathan Reardon faces federal PPP fraud charges also has history of wage violation

A bio states: “Nathan is driven and passionate about this industry and has faced major setbacks in his 18 years of experience and overcome them all and has never given up. He has the courage to go all the way. »

Reardon faces a series of legal challenges. A federal trial is set to begin June 7 in connection with an alleged Paycheck Protection Program fraud. US prosecutors accuse Reardon of obtaining a nearly $60,000 loan at the start of the pandemic and using much of the money for personal expenses. The money is for business expenses and payroll.

Reardon pleaded not guilty. His lawyer did not comment.

WMTW reviewed data from the Maine Department of Labor that indicates two companies Reardon ran have been cited for 698 wage violations over the past two years. These companies are Global Disruptive Technologies and Taco Shack restaurants.

According to the affidavit, in 2020 and 2021, the building used by the now inactive Business Global Disruptive Technologies shows no signs of its operations. New tenants have moved in.

The affidavit says Skowhegan police were made aware of several complaints, including a worker who did carpentry on the building who said he owed $4,000, and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company who said she owed $12,500.

According to the document, Reardon states that it was because he had to have the work corrected or completed by someone else.

A plumbing company said it owed $4,400 for work.

The affidavit states that Reardon claimed the pipes of their work were “twisted”. The document says a local plumbing inspector hit back, saying they had done a “fantastic job”.

The document also mentions other cases of workers reporting bad checks. The affidavit says Reardon said funds from Skowhegan Police were supposed to come in but he was not handling the matter.

Reardon was arraigned in October and pleaded not guilty in November. Reardon and his attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Court documents show Reardon requested a new lawyer, citing communication issues in March.

Clerks say that request has yet to be acted upon.

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