P.G. Architect Guilty Of Contractor Crimes

Keeps his costs down and profits up by ignoring rules.

A Pacific Grove architect has pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to register as an employer and one misdemeanor count of failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance.

An Insurance Department investigation found that Robert Gunn, 70, hadn’t purchased workers’ compensation insurance prior to an employee’s injury.

In May 2013, Department of Insurance officials received information that Gunn told his employees he didn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, but if he did, he would take the cost of the insurance out of their paychecks.

Gunn was interviewed while employing contractors at a rental property. Investigators determined one of his employees had been injured on the job and Gunn paid for his chiropractic treatments.

P.G. Architect Guilty Of Contractor Crimes