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Gilgo Beach murder suspect charged with labor violations in New York

Rex Heuermann, the man accused of being the killer of Gilgo Beach, is being sued by the New York State Labor Department for allegedly failing to pay outstanding damages for violating labor laws, court documents show.

Heuermann and his architectural firm, RH Consultants & Associates, owe $68,560.84, according to the lawsuit, filed in the New York County Supreme Court by Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. Supreme Court is the name of the highest court of New York.

According to the lawsuit, Heuermann and his company underpaid an executive assistant in 2017 and 2018. The employee is owed just over $20,000 in unpaid wages, according to an exhibit filed in the lawsuit.

Heuermann and his firm agreed to settle unpaid wages, interest, damages and civil penalties totaling $84,945.84 in 2021, two years before Heuermann was arrested and charged with murder. Heuermann previously made a payment of $16,385.

Heuermann, 59, was arrested in July and charged with three murders discovered nearly thirteen years ago. The remains were found in 2010 on Gilgo Beach, south of Heuermann’s home in Massapequa Park.

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More human remains have been found at Gilgo Beach, and officials have said the cases are still under investigation.

The Sumter County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it is investigating whether a missing woman’s disappearance is related to him.

Heuermann is charged with murder in the deaths of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello, whose remains were found in December 2010 when authorities searched for another missing woman.

He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder.

Heuermann is in custody at the Suffolk County Jail, online records show.

His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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