The Real Deal New York

1 WTC contractor hid mob ties to win gig

Vincent Vertuccio faces 37 months in prison and $2.4M in fines and restitution
April 13, 2017 10:30AM

Fuhgettaboutit. A Queens contractor on the hook for defrauding the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey allegedly hid mafia ties in order to land work at One World Trade Center.

Vincent Vertuccio of Crimson Construction Corp. in Maspeth pleaded guilty to doctoring tax returns and obstructing an investigation to defraud the agency.

Vertuccio, who allegedly has ties to the Bonanno crime family, hid those connections in order to win a $11.4 million construction contract at the tower, federal court documents show, the New York Post reported.

He faces 37 months in prison plus up to $1 million in fines and $1.4 million in restitution to the Port Authority and IRS.

Vertuccio — who was terminated from 1WTC — hid $1.5 million in his mother’s bank account and bought his daughter a house. [NYP] — E.B. Solomont