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Gundaker disagrees with Nixon

Date: October 3, 2007
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A real estate development company says that Attorney General Jay Nixon has his facts wrong. Nixon accused the company of hiring undocumented workers for its O'Fallon Lakes apartment project.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City. 

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Attorney General Jay Nixon plans to stop any further tax credits from going to the Gundaker Commercial Group for their St. Charles County project.

Gundaker bid for the project initially and lost, and maintain that they didn't have anything to do with hiring workers.

Attorney General office representative Scott Holste disagrees.

 

Actuality:  HOLSTE.WAV
Run Time: 00:08
Description: "Gundaker Commerical Group was the developer on this project from day one.  Any attempt to act now as if they weren't involved is really absurd."


Gundaker Senior Vice President of Asset Management Greg Lee denies the charges and says that the company ensured all were eligible to work.

 

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.


Intro: Attorney General Jay Nixon calls to stop tax credits for a St. Charles County and O'Fallon community housing project accused of hiring undocumented workers, but the development company says there was no wrongdoing. 

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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Attorney General Jay Nixon charges housing developer Gundaker Commercial Group for using undocumented workers on their O'Fallon Lakes project while receiving tax credits.

However, Mike Hajna, president and C.E.O. of Gundaker, says that the company received no money from the tax credits, and that the company had nothing to do with the hiring of undocumented workers.

 

Actuality:  HAJNA.WAV
Run Time: 00:05
Description: "Once again, the attorney general really doesn't have his facts close to being accurate."


  Hajna also says that one-hundred percent of the workers on the O'Fallon Project were local, not undocumented laborers.

 

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, 1120 KMOX News.