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The owner of a security firm pleaded guilty Wednesday for stealing more than $45,000 from his seven employees and dodging thousands in taxes.
Toyin Sobanke is the owner of Tiger Security Group, Inc., which was contracted with the NYC School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) to provide security at school construction sites throughout Brooklyn.
From Jan. 2009 until Dec. 2013, NYCSCA paid more than $10 million for the services.
“Instead of paying his employees the stated wages under the contract, the defendant shorted his workers and pocketed the difference and cheated the city out of $500,000 on top of that, ” said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
Sobanke, 54, under reported his $600,000 gross income in 2009 and didn’t file any taxes in 2012.
“He’s accepted full responsibility for the actions of the company,” said Sobanke’s attorney Alfredo Menedez outside of court.
The Bergen Beach resident admitted in Brooklyn Supreme Court that he falsified invoices, payroll certificates and daily sign-out logs to cheat seven employees out of proper hourly wages.
The workers were supposed to receive $17.41 per hour and $23.84 on overtime but were actually paid between $8 to $10 without overtime benefits, prosecutors said.
In exchange for Sobanke’s guilty plea he will pay back $45,368.14 in restitution to the NYCSCA and $500,000 in taxes and penalties to the city’s Department of Finance.