EST Jason Engels moderated the webinar

Council Webinar Shines Spotlight on Damaging Effects of Construction Tax Fraud

It took a little more than an hour to illustrate to hundreds of people why construction Tax Fraud is so damaging to our society, and how criminals are getting away with it. The Central South Carpenters hosted a webinar as part of the UBC's national Tax Fraud Days of Action, 2021 campaign.

"We hoped that this webinar served to ignite positive action by industry leaders, policy makers and law enforcement to significantly curb and even eliminate this costly epidemic," said Central South's Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Jason Engels.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards kicked-off a great group of speakers: Ava Dejoie, Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Jack Wood, Director of the Public Integrity & Criminal Prosecution Division, Travis County District Attorney's Office; Ann Kitchen, Austin City Councilwoman, District 5; and Victoria Rodriguez and Grace Nicholas, Premium Fraud Unit officials, Texas Mutual Insurance.

"Our speakers were simply excellent," Engels said. "We were able to pack an enormous amount of information into an hour. We expect for this conversation to continue." 

The session also featured interviews with a former labor broker, a two victims of tax fraud, and a statistical review of the monetary and humanitarian damages construction Tax Fraud inflicts upon all of us, every day. 

Here's a recording of the webinar:

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