Forest Hills company, CEO plead guilty in wage theft scam during pandemic: DA


A Forest Hills house cleaning company and its chief executive officer pleaded guilty to charges stemming from stealing wages from employees, many of them during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Thursday, March 2.

MPStar Pros CEO Christian Perez, 37, of Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Jerry Iannece and was sentenced to a conditional discharge. His house cleaning company, MPStar Pros, pleaded guilty to a felony scheme to defraud and, as part of the plea, must make full restitution to the workers, paying them more than $54,000 in unpaid wages.