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Sentences cut for 2 NYC construction execs

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York state appellate panel has drastically cut the prison time for two former construction executives sentenced to up to 20 years for faking concrete and steel safety tests in New York City.

The judges on Thursday tossed the most serious charge, enterprise corruption, against Testwell Laboratories Inc. CEO V. Reddy Kancharla and Vice President Vincent Barone.

Both men had their sentences cut to 16 months to four years in prison.

The Daily News says the Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment

The executives were convicted of faking concrete and steel test results for nearly 120 projects, including ground zero's centerpiece skyscraper and the new Yankee Stadium.