(Edison)- Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that Ocean County construction contractor Albert Chwedczuk of Toms River, NJ has been sentenced to three years in State Prison by Superior Court Judge Mark K. Chase. Chwedczuk pleaded guilty on March 27, 2019 to second degree false contract claims in result of not paying approximately $155,166 in wages on a prevailing wage public contract. The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, who represent 13,000 Carpenters in the State of NJ reported Chwedczuk and provided information to help bring this case to court in front of Superior Court Judge Chase. “This sentencing is a clear and powerful statement to unscrupulous contractors in the State of New Jersey, that if you cheat hard working men and women of their fair wages you will be punished,” William Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, “Contractors like Chwedczuk commit fraud so that they can line their own pockets while our workers and the State loses out on needed revenue.” In 2014, Chwedczuk was legally barred from obtaining or performing work on public contracts due to his prior viol...