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Company agrees to pay $200K in polygamous child labor case


April 13, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona has agreed to pay $200,000 for pay back wages to children who picked pecans for long hours in the cold.

Federal prosecutors in Utah said Wednesday in a court filing that Paragon Contractors has agreed to make 12 monthly payments.

The company also agreed to pay a $15,000 retainer and $300 an hour to an independent attorney who will monitor the business for five years.

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the fine and the monitor in December. In a sharply worded order, she found that Paragon sent kids as...

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