SALT LAKE CITY — A company with ties to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has struck a deal with the federal government over sanctions in a child labor case.
Hours before they were due before a federal judge to face a potential contempt of court citation, Paragon Contractors and Brian Jessop settled a dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor over fines levied against it.
Filings in U.S. District Court stated the company agreed to pay $200,000 over the next year.
A federal judge in December 2016 ordered Paragon Contractors, which has ties to the FLDS polygamous sect, to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold.
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Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com
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