Judge Orders Companies to pay Workers $54,400

Denver (AP) - Two companies have been ordered to pay $54,400 to Mexican workers who entered the country legally with a promise of jobs that never materialized.
U.S. Circuit Judge David Ebel ordered JNS construction of Austin, Texas, and Leno & Co. LLC of Denton, Texas, to pay 68 workers $800 each after recruiting and transporting them to Glenwood Springs in November 2007.
Both companies have until April 23 to contest Ebel's order issued on April 3.
There was no answer at several phone numbers listed for JNS owner John Herzer, who was acting as his own attorney.
A message left for Leno & Co. attorney Charles Kimball was not immediately returned.


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