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Sat Mar 11, 2017, 08:38 PM

In Washington, D.C., Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump March 8, 2017




March 8, 2017


An IBEW signatory contractor filed suit against the Trump organization for skipping out on $2 million of work done on the luxury Washington D.C. hotel in the Old Post Office Building.

Freestate Electric filed a mechanic’s lien Dec. 27 and filed a complaint to enforce the lien Jan. 19 in D.C. Superior Court. Freestate alleges that they were not paid more than $2 million for work they did on the landmark hotel conversion.

This brings to five the number of contractors who have sued for nonpayment at the Old Post Office project. In total, they are claiming nearly $5 million in unpaid bills.

“We’ve only filed three [mechanics’ liens] in the past decade, so, this is not usual for us,” said Tim Miller, executive vice president at Freestate’s parent company, AES Electric. “I want to make clear that this is not political. Whether it is Trump, or somebody you never heard of, we did a good job, at an agreed upon price and we want to be paid for it. We’d rather be talking about what an excellent job our employees did on a complex project than doing this.”

An IBEW investigative piece published last year documented the Trump Organization’s reputation for underpaying or not paying its bills at all.

FULL story: http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/17Daily/1703/170308_AnotherContractor


NECA-signatory contractor Freestate Electric has sued the Trump Organization for nonpayment of $2 million for work they did transforming the Old Post Office building into the Trump Hotel.
Photo used under a Creative Commons license, courtesy Mike Peel.

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Sat Mar 11, 2017, 09:05 PM

1. The judge should demand that #45 take a salary and then dock it

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Sat Mar 11, 2017, 09:14 PM

2. That's how The Donald does business n/t

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Sun Mar 12, 2017, 12:41 AM

3. Who knew?.....

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