“David Jelenik, the owner of Jelenik Construction Co., is scheduled to appear in City Court Thursday on tax fraud charges.
According to the state Department of State, Jelenik, 51, has formed construction companies under six different names: Jelenik Renovations in 1996; Jelenik Building and Renovations, Inc., in 1998; Mobec Homes, Inc., in 1998; Jelenik Construction Co., LLC in 2002; Jelenik Contractors, Inc., in 2007; and Jellco Construction, Inc., in 2010. He recently built six “senior living” condominiums on Jefferson Street with developer Charles Toohey under the name CDJT Development LLC.
In 2003, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Jelenik $3,750 in connection with the Dec. 7, 2002, death of Jeffrey Post, 42, a worker on one of his company’s job sites. Post fell 10 feet from a scaffold. Jelenik Building and Renovations was cited for not providing guard rails for the scaffolding and not properly training employees, reports said. Jelenik paid OSHA $2,300 in 2005 as part of a settlement.
Jelenik paid a $3,000 penalty to the state in 2003 for altering a protected wetland on Route 9N in Greenfield; and $6,000 for placing fill on a regulated wetland on Ruggles Road in Wilton, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. In 2009, DEC charged him with polluting Saratoga Lake. He pleaded guilty to the violation and paid a fine in 2009, a Stillwater court clerk said. The Workers Compensation Board of the State of New York cited Jelenik Contractors $70,000 for failing to carry workers compensation insurance from May 2010 to May 2011, the board confirmed.
Many others who contacted the Times Union to say they were victims of Jelenik’s business practices said they didn’t have the resources to file lawsuits.”
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