UPDATE: Aspen Heights Workers Still Empty Handed

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COLUMBIA - One week after a payment scam sent the Columbia Aspen Heights project into the spotlight, workers remain empty handed for their work.

KOMU 8 News spoke on the phone with several of the workers Monday and they said most of the stranded workers have now made it home. According to those working at the site on Monday, they said there were no longer any R-Energy, LLC contracted workers in Columbia.

Jim Price of Waynesville said he brought 13 workers to the site five weeks ago. He said he is meeting with his lawyer to see what can be done to receive the "money they worked for."

Stuart Watkins, public relations director for Aspen Heights, said the company will release a statement Wednesday afternoon detailing what R-Energy, LLC has told Aspen Heights about its failure to meet contracting obligations.

Watkins would not give further details to KOMU 8 News.