A New Jersey based trucking company owner who cheated workers at the World Trade Center construction site for over $1 million was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.

Gerardo Fusella, 37, of East Hanover, was given a 46-month sentence for evading contributions to the worker's pension plan so he could pocket the difference, the report said. His brother Vincent Fusella was dealt a much lesser two-month sentence for the scam.

A report from The Post in early March after Gerardo Fusella was arrested said the owner, who allegedly has ties to organized crime, has a long history of arrests and a documented violent streak.

The two brothers also ran up $425,780 in tolls and penalties.

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Darin Williams