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New child labor accusations against polygamous company


September 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to the polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border that was found guilty of violating child labor laws changed its name and put children to work again, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

Federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday that Paragon Contractors changed its name to Par 2 and used underage workers for construction jobs across the West in 2015-2016. Prosecutors want the company found in contempt for violating sanctions leveled in past child labor cases.

Attorneys for the company didn't immediately respond to request for comment....

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