Shovelware Maker Going to Jail for Not Paying Workers

The owner of a Utah game studio is going to jail for not paying his employees. Criminal prosecution for nonpayment of wages is rare. Incarceration is even more rare, but it is deserved for a guy like Dave Rushton, considering the lives he upended four years ago at Sensory Sweep Studios in suburban Salt Lake City. » 10/18/12 10:00pm 10/18/12 10:00pm

This Game Developer's Next Project Is Time In Prison

David Rushton, founder of Utah-based studio Sensory Sweep, is looking at jail time for tax fraud and racketeering as well as US$516,819 in restitution. » 12/15/10 3:00am 12/15/10 3:00am

Back Pay is Hell, and Utah Devs Still Aren't Getting Any

When we last left Sensory Sweep, the Utah studio that just stopped paying employees, it cut a deal with the government to pay back nearly $1 million by September. That hasn't happened, and its founder is facing tax evasion charges. » 12/12/09 1:00pm 12/12/09 1:00pm

Developer Reaches Back-Pay Deal With Government

Sensory Sweep, accused of not paying its 200 workers since at least October, has entered into a consent agreement with the federal Department of Labor under which current and former employees will be repaid. » 1/31/09 2:30pm 1/31/09 2:30pm

Sensory Sweep Responds to Labor Claim

Sensory Sweep, the Utah developer that is the subject of a $2 million unpaid-wages federal investigation, denies some allegations levied against it and says they are working out an agreement with investigators. » 1/26/09 6:20pm 1/26/09 6:20pm

Labor Dept. Says Utah Dev Owes Workers $2 Million

Sensory Sweep Studios is facing allegations it hasn't paid nearly 200 employees in more than 100 days. The US Department of Labor has filed an injunction, saying more than $2 million is owed. » 1/25/09 2:00pm 1/25/09 2:00pm