A contractor with a history of mob ties and prison time is being sued by workers at 577 Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
Vincent Zollo, principal of Rovini Concrete Corp, a subcontractor on the hotel project, will face civil claims that he forced workers to stay on the job as much as 60 hours a week without overtime.
Zollo earned about $10 million in city construction contracts in the 1990s through Zollo Construction Corp. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in connection to his work with John Gotti Jr., the son of the notorious Gambino crime family boss. Zollo served four years in prison and paid more than $117,000 in fines. [more]