A Seattle drywall contractor has pled guilty to felony charges for obtaining construction contracts through a pattern of deception and fraud. The defendant Dathan L. Williams, who owned JRW Structures, pled guilty to two counts of Theft in the Second Degree and one count of Offering False Instrument for Filing or Record. He admitted to obtaining contracts for the Moses Lake Civic Center and the U.S. Postal Service Bellevue Carrier Annex by means of deception by lying about paying his workers prevailing wage and to filing a falsified certified payroll document with the U.S. Postal Service. Williams, 32, faces a sentence range of up to 12 months. Prosecutors will recommend that he serve three months of work release and pay a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for September 19 at 1 p.m. before Judge Timothy Bradshaw in courtroom W-965 at the King County Courthouse. The matter was referred by the Pacific Northwest Regional Carpenter’s Union and investigated by the Seattle Police Department and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The case was handled by Senior DPA Amanda Froh.
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