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Home Improvement Contractor Donald Bevins Jailed For Failing To Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance

CONTACT: Evan Meenan, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5512

August 18, 2011

The Attorney General’s Office announced today that Williston-based home improvement contractor Donald Bevins was sentenced to thirty days in jail for violating Vermont’s workers’ compensations laws.

On June 23, 2011, Bevins, who operated under both “Twin City Roofing” and “Around the Clock Property Maintenance,” pled guilty in Chittenden Superior Court, Criminal Division, to two counts of failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont Department of Labor, which revealed that Bevins was operating without workers’ compensation insurance and in violation of a Vermont Department of Labor stop work order. The investigation also determined that, during the time frame that Bevins did not maintain insurance, two of his employees were seriously injured while working.

Bevins was sentenced to one to two years all suspended except for 30 days. Judge James Crucitti ordered that Bevins begin his jail sentence immediately. In addition, Bevins was placed on probation and is prohibited from working for or operating a home repair business. A restitution hearing has been set for September 27, 2011 to determine the amount Bevins will be required to pay in connection with the injuries sustained by his employees.

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