In 2011 CCC Investigator Paul Valdovinos opened a case on contractor Malcon Civils, Inc. after receiving worker complaints of cash kickbacks to the contractor on an Irvine elementary School Public Works Contract, a violation of §1778 State Labor Code.
Because this case also appeared to include tax evasion and Workers’ Compensation Fraud, it was turned over to the Orange County District Attorneys’ office for further investigation. As the District Attorney worked on the criminal side of the case, it was also referred to Donahoo & Assoc. an Orange County law firm for the wage violations, which resulted in a recovery of an estimated $350,000.00 for nine workers. Please read the attached March 23, 2015 OCDA Press Release for the current status on the criminal Case.