October 29, 2010
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster in August filed criminal charges against Travis Lee Reynolds charging two criminal counts of failing to pay prevailing wage. Koster alleged that Reynolds, who owns Reynolds Construction, failed to pay prevailing wage to two carpenters he hired to work on the construction of Fire Station #9 in Columbia, a public works project.
Koster's office now has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with Reynolds, which allows the Attorney General's Office to refile the criminal charges against Reynolds if he violates any aspect of the prevailing wage law during the next two years.
"Missouri's prevailing wage law has been clear for more than 50 years; prevailing wages must be paid on Missouri's public works and construction projects," Koster said. "The Attorney General's office will file charges against any contractor who knowingly violates the prevailing wage law and does not pay workers what they are due."