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Judge Approves $33M Bidding Fraud Settlement

A Texas judge recently granted final approval for a $33 million settlement in a fraud class action lawsuit against engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation.


Third Man Found Guilty in Border Wall Fraud

A third defendant has been found guilty in a defrauding scheme over funds raised in a crowdfunding campaign to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall back in 2019.


Former Engineering Exec Sentenced for Fraud

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a former executive was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his participation in bid-rigging and fraud schemes against the North Car...


Labor Unions Protest Coating Contractor

Despite recently reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for misclassifying skilled laborers and denying overtime wages, several unions and community organizations are contin...


NY Painting Contractor Suspended by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has suspended a New York painting contractor from non-procurement federal contracting.


$264K Recovered for Painters, Drywall Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor reported last week that a Louisiana-based contractor had misclassified 306 painters and drywall workers as independent contractors, resulting in denied overtime ...


DOL Recovers Wages for 135 Workers

Over a span of several days, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it recovered wages for 135 workers across three different cases spanning the country.


FL Man Arrested for $2.5M PPP Fraud

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Florida man was arrested and charged in connection with allegedly filing a fraudulent loan application to obtain $2.5 million in Paycheck Prote...


IUPAT Protests Wage Theft at GA University

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77 was recently joined by students, faculty and staff from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, to denounce ...


TX Man Sentenced for PPP Fraud and Laundering

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Texas man was sentenced to over nine years in prison for his fraud and money laundering scheme of loans from the Small Business Administration’...


Hawbaker Issued Second Class-Action Lawsuit

For the second time in the past six months, State College, Pennsylvania-based contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. has been issued a class-action lawsuit.


Fraud Suit Against Painting Contractor Settled

Recently, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York announced that it has settled civil fraud claims against New York-area painting contractor Spectrum Painting Corp.


Contractor Pleads Guilty in ME Bridge Case

According to a release issued by the District of Maine’s Department of Justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark has recently announced that a man from Sidney has pleaded guilty in feder...


OR Men to be Charged in PPP Fraud

According to the District of Oregon’s Department of Justice, two men have recently pleaded guilty to their role in a scheme to steal funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck P...


We Build the Wall Founder Indicted for Tax Fraud

Founder of We Build the Wall, Brian Kolfage, was recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida for filing a false tax return and wire fraud.


PA Mayor Signs EO to Combat Construction Fraud

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order last month that aims to cut down on construction fraud, promote worker safety and protect city tax revenue.


PA Charges Contractor in 'Largest Prevailing Wage Case'

In what is being called the largest prevailing wage criminal case on record, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a multi-million theft charges against a State College, Penns...


2 Plead Guilty to Fraud Involving Workers' Comp

At the end of last month, two Florida men pleaded guilty to a scheme to avoid taxes and construction workers’ compensation requirements. The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking forfeiture ...


SBA Releases PPP Borrower Data

Following U.S. Federal Judge James Boasberg’s order to the Small Business Administration for the release of names and precise loan amounts of all Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Inj...


NY Sub Agrees to Pay $3.13M in Fines

Recently, the­ United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that VJ Associates, a group of companies based in Hicksville, New York, had agreed to pay $3.13 mil...


SBA to Release Names, Amounts of PPP

United States Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently issued an order to the Small Business Administration to release the names and prec...


NY Exec Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced last week that former Director of Global Construction at Bloomberg LLC, Anthony Guzzone, pleaded guilty ...


Former MTA Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud

According to a release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Manger, Paresh Patel, has pleaded guil...


PA Man Sentenced in DBE Fraud Case

Earlier this month, Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Alpha) (Edgewood, Maryland), were sentenced for wire fraud and other related charges.


PaintSquare Retracts DBE Article Statement

In a previously published article on PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare reported that Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Edgewood, Maryland), ...


Sham Construction Firms Defraud Feds $346M

Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced the guilty plea of an Olathe, Kansas-based contractor for defrauding the federal government with respect t...


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


3 NY Painting Companies Charged with Fraud

The United States federal government has recently filed a civil fraud lawsuit against three New York-area painting contractors.


OSHA Reponds to Sales of Fake Training Cards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has responded to a case out of New Jersey, in which a training agent has admitted to selling more than 100 fraudu...


Pittsburgh Creates Construction Fraud Task Force

At the end of December, the Pittsburgh City Council voted 8-0 to create a task force geared toward addressing fraud in the construction industry.


Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Office of the Inspector General announced last week it will take over the investigation into quality-control issues on the $2.8 billion D...


Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Office of the Inspector General announced last week it will take over the investigation into quality-control issues on the $2.8 billion D...


San Francisco Sues Official for Permit Fraud

California construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia and its two cofounders have been accused of camouflaging major excavation work on a few residences, according to a lawsuit from the ...


NJ Firm Official Debarred Over NYCTA Bribes

The former principal of a New Jersey engineering consulting firm has been debarred for three years by the Federal Transit Administration in relation to charges he made payments to a former N...


NJ Engineer Debarred Over NYCTA Bribes

The former principal of a New Jersey engineering consulting firm has been debarred for three years by the Federal Transit Administration in relation to charges he made payments to a former N...


DC Metro Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Officials are now saying that no major fixes or replacements will be necessary on the concrete panels of the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extensions project. The update comes weeks after early tes...


Silver Line Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Weeks after early test results were revealed, indicating that potential issues with concrete panels on the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extension project may not have been as bad as originally fea...


NY Construction Execs Charged with Fraud

Two men were indicted in an Albany, New York, court for allegedly stealing the identities of minority-owned Lorice Enterprises Inc. and Precision Environmental Solutions Inc. as well as for ...


IL Man Debarred Over Bridge Bearings

Over two years since his initial sentencing for making false statements about highway projects, Joel De La Torre, a Chicago-based contractor, was also debarred in late May from doing busines...


NY Official Pleads Guilty to $750M Bid-Rigging

A top executive of Buffalo, New York, general contracting firm LPCiminelli has pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy for his part in an alleged bid-rigging scheme involving hundreds of mill...


NYC Firm Allegedly Stole $10M from Workers, State

A New York City construction firm was recently indicted on charges that it stole more than $1.7 million in wages from its workers and swindled the state out of another $8 million.


NY Contractor Indicted by FHWA for Defrauding Scheme

In a case connected with the reconstruction of the New York City Kosciuszko Bridge, 15 individuals and companies were indicted with charges of corrupting the government, bribery, bribe recei...


Painting Firms Charged in Pass-Through Scheme

Two bridge-painting firms, along with two of their employees, are facing charges in relation to an alleged pass-through scheme that federal investigators say took place during two Philadelph...


3 More Plead Guilty in WI Fraud Case

Three more people are pleading guilty in a $200 million case out of Wisconsin that accuses a contracting firm of creating fake minority and veteran-owned businesses in order to win federal c...


Painting Firm Enters FHWA Deal Over Fraud Charges

In late March, three officials from Pennsylvania-based Hercules Painting Company entered into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, voluntarily excluding themselves from part...


PA Man Charged in False Snooper Certification

A Pennsylvania man has been charged after allegedly falsely certifying bridge inspection vehicles, along with one count of making a false statement.


Turner Construction Targeted in Kickback Investigation

An investigation that officials say could lead to unearthing $100 million in construction fraud is underway in New York City.


PA Bridge Contractor Sentenced in DBE Fraud

Watson Maloy, president of West Mifflin Construction Co. Inc., a formerly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, was sentenced to probation last week on charges of allowing WMCC to be ...


PA Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Pollution

A Pennsylvania painting subcontractor pled guilty Monday to charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Water Act in a case stemming from a rehab job on Harrisburg’s Geor...


Bahamas Developer Sues Contractor for $2.25B

A Bahamas developer is suing China Construction America Inc. for $2.25 billion in damages in relation to the bloated and delayed $3.9 million Baha Mar resort, charging the firm with submitti...


DOT Watchdog Identifies Priorities for 2018

Keeping roads and highways safe and reliable and addressing fraud on the part of contractors should be two top priorities for the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2018, according to an a...


FL Contractor Arrested for $1M in Scam

Florida’s Department of Financial Services announced earlier this month the arrest of a contractor who is accused of defrauding an insurance company of more than $1 million.


70 Arrested in FL for Contractor Fraud

Officials of a Florida county say they’ve charged more than 70 people in an unlicensed contractor sting. Elevated by Hurricane Irma, the investigation also landed eight felony arrests.


Woman Sentenced in London Architecture Fraud

A woman was sentenced last week after a guilty verdict stemming from falsifying documents to the Architects Registration Board, in London.


Fake OSHA Training Certificates Plague NYC

Fraudulent Occupational Safety and Health Administration training cards are circulating around the black market of New York City’s streets, and officials are cracking down.


OR Contractor Gets Jail Time for Fraud

An Oregon contractor is serving prison time after he lied to federal investigators and tried to bribe his workers into lying as well.


Owner Sentenced in Bridge Payroll Scheme

The owner of a Pennsylvania bridge-painting firm has been sentenced to probation and a monetary fine in relation to a payroll scheme on a federally funded bridge project in Philadelphia.


AG, Attorneys Debate Lead Paint Settlements

The Maryland attorney general’s office and attorneys for 100 people injured by lead paint went head-to-head in a hearing on Tuesday to decide who could get the lead-paint victims the restitu...


Bridge Firm Suspended Over Fraud Allegation

The Federal Highway Administration announced Monday that it has suspended a New Castle, Pennsylvania, bridge-painting firm and its owner, who faces charges in relation to an alleged payroll ...


NY Man Charged in Architecture Fraud Case

A New York man has been charged with nearly 60 counts of larceny, forgery, fraud and unlicensed practice of architecture.


CA Official Charged in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged a former high-ranking official in California's Veterans Affairs department and seven others after an investigation of alleged bid-rigging on public construct...


NYC Firms Accused of Cheating 40 Subs Out of $10M

At least 40 subcontractors who worked on 34 construction projects in New York City were bilked out of $9.6 million they were owed, authorities alleged Wednesday (April 5).


Tilting Tower Suit Seeks Fix

The Millennium Tower (San Francisco) saga continues with the largest legal action yet; the sinking and tilting building’s homeowners association is suing the developer and others for more th...


Contractor’s Bookkeeper Admits Fraud

A former bookkeeper of an Ohio-based contractor has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multi-year fraud scheme, authorities have announced.


Contractor CEO Gets Prison for Union Theft

A Washington, D.C. area builder will serve more than five years behind bars for his involvement in a scheme to steal more than $1.7 million from a labor union, authorities have announced.


Paint Contractor Bookkeeper Faces Charges

A former bookkeeper of a Syracuse, New York-area painting contractor has been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 from his employer, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.


Military Contractor Admits to Bribes

A Pennsylvania contractor who performed jobs at two military bases in New Jersey faces more than a decade in prison for paying bribes and kickbacks in order to obtain and retain the contract...


Guilty Plea in University Painting Bribe Case

A former university maintenance supervisor has admitted to taking bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for more than $1 million in dorm painting contracts.


Pay Scheme Results in $3.2M Fine

A New Jersey-based contractor with ties to several New York City public projects faces $3.2 million in fines for underpaying dozens of immigrant workers, authorities have announced.


New York Painter Charged in Fraud

The owner of a New York-based interior painting company faces 15 years in prison for allegedly misreporting over $570,000 in revenue.


Feds: Owner Paid $1M in Bribes for Jobs

An Atlanta-based construction executive has admitted to bribing city officials in order to obtain lucrative business deals on high-profile public projects.


Contractor Guilty in Tribal Pay-to-Play Scheme

The president of a Montana-based construction company faces up to 20 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for bribing tribal officials in order to receive lucrative contracts on...


Former Building Inspector Faces Prison

Prosecutors have accused a former New York City Department of Buildings inspector and the owner of a local construction business of conspiracy to commit extortion.


Former Chinese Diplomats Face Charges

Federal prosecutors in New York have charged two former Chinese diplomats in a six-year scheme involving forced construction work.


Inspector Faces Bribery Charges

A New York Fire Department inspector has been accused of bribery after allegedly offering cash to a Department of Buildings inspector in exchange for ignoring a violation for construction wo...


NYC Contractor to Pay $9M for Fraud

One of the largest construction concerns in New York City has agreed to pay more than $9 million in restitution and penalties for systematic overbilling clients over a 13-year period, author...


Feds Intervene in Defective Rebar Suit

The U.S. government has decided to join in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a global supplier to the nuclear power industry defrauded the government.


Feds: Project Manager Stole $2.7M

A former project manager with one of the largest construction companies in Indiana has been accused of bilking the business out of $2.7 million, according to authorities.


Hotel Contractor Hit with Hefty Fines

A Texas-based commercial contractor faces more than $750,000 in fines for allegedly cheating 65 workers out of their proper compensation on a $25 million hotel renovation project in Hawaii, ...


RPM Faces SEC Fraud Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged RPM International Inc. and its general counsel with disclosure and accounting fraud stemming from a Department of Justice investigatio...


Former City Engineer Faces Prison

A former California city engineer faces nearly 14 years in prison for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 over a three-year period.


Design Firm to Pay $12M in Kickback Case

A Buffalo, NY-based international architecture firm has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations of criminal conduct by its employees, including paying bribes and kickbacks in order ...


Paint Used as Sealer Exposes Scheme

A man posing as a contractor took advantage of a Bowie, MD, resident by using paint to “seal” her driveway and charging her thousands for the job.


Jury Convicts Steel Contractor of WTC Fraud

The CEO of a New York City steel erection company faces up to 40 years in prison for illegally using a federal minority set-aside program to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contrac...


Feds Say 7 Duped $350M from Government

A federal grand jury in Columbia, SC, has charged seven people with cheating the government out of hundreds of millions of dollars in a construction fraud scheme.


Steel Exec Guilty in WTC Fraud

The chief executive of a steel erection company that received nearly $1 billion in contracts to build the World Trade Center projects in New York City now faces 40 years in prison.


Bridge Painter Faces Multiple Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Western Pennsylvania painting contractor on environmental, embezzlement, false statement and fraud charges related to a state bridge project.


DA: NYC Renovation Creates ‘Deathtrap’

New York City authorities have accused a landlord, building manager and contractor of performing major renovations on a five-story, 10-unit apartment building while a family, including five ...


Guilty Plea in Sorority House Scam

A South Carolina attorney behind an effort to construct a 40,000-square-foot, $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has admitted to submitting false invoices,...


Owner Convicted in Contract Scheme

A suburban Chicago business owner is facing up to 80 years in prison after a federal jury found her guilty of fraud for her role in a scam involving transit and road construction projects in...


Construction Family Headed to Prison

A New York-based father and daughter construction team will serve time behind bars for cheating clients out of more than $350,000.


Housing Official Accused of Bribery

A former Cleveland nonprofit housing official and two contractors face federal charges in a case involving cash bribes and improper lead-based paint abatement at several renovation projects....


CFO, Contractor Face Kickback Case

A former executive for a publicly funded mental health agency in North Carolina and a contractor face decades in prison for allegations of bribery, conspiracy and fraud in a 47-count indictm...


Bearing Maker Gets 35 Months for Fraud

A Chicago manufacturer who had pleaded guilty to making false statements concerning highway projects and to aggravated identity theft will spend 35 months in behind bars, according to the U....


Feds: Payroll Scam Nets $17.4M

An Orlando woman faces decades in prison for allegedly running a scam that allowed construction contractors and subcontractors, including painters, to conceal the use of undocumented workers...


Fatal Collapse Spurs Fraud Charges

A company previously indicted on criminal charges related to a construction site fatality in New York City is now facing fraud charges concerning workers and salaries.


Developer Faces 230 Years in Prison

The president of a well-known Chicago-based real estate firm has been convicted of swindling banks and the city out of millions of dollars relating to the redevelopment of a former Goldblatt...


Father-Daughter Team Face Fraud Case

A New York-based father and daughter construction team are facing up to 15 years behind bars for allegedly cheating nearly a dozen subcontractors and a client out of more than $780,000.


NY Builder Agrees to Pay Out $20M

One of New York City’s largest building firms, Tishman Construction Corp., has admitted to employing fraudulent billing practices to cheat its project clients out of more than $5 million dol...


Major NYC Builder Admits Fraud

Tishman Construction Corp.—the firm behind One World Trade Center and the Plaza Hotel projects—has admitted to overbilling clients more than $5 million over the last decade, federal authorit...


Consumers Get Payday in Supplier Scam

An Arizona building materials supplier will pay thousands of dollars in restitution after 15 consumers complained that the company failed to deliver materials as promised.


School Contractor Charged with Bribery

The owner of a New York-based construction company faces seven years in prison for allegedly offering thousands of dollars in bribes to a public school official.


Painter Gets Prison for Tax Fraud

A Connecticut painting contractor was sentenced to 30 days in prison after failing to pay more than $275,000 in federal income taxes over a five-year period, authorities have announced.


2nd Guilty Plea in Housing Scam

A Florida contractor has pleaded guilty to his role in a $36 million low-income housing scheme.


Construction VP Guilty in Fraud Scheme

A former executive of a large St. Louis-based construction company has been found guilty in a scheme to use corporate funds to pay for personal expenses.


Supplier Agrees to $5M Fraud Settlement

A national supplier of water, sewer, fire protection and storm drain products has agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle allegations that it fraudulently received federal money for which ...


NV Contractor Gets 15 Years for Fraud

A former construction company owner will spend more than 15 years in prison for his role in a massive $58 million scheme to gain control and defraud Las Vegas-area homeowners’ associations.


Painter Faces Prison for Tax Fraud

A Connecticut painting contractor faces three years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000 for failing to pay more than $275,000 in federal income taxes over a five-year period.


Contractor Admits $6M Veteran Fraud

TRENTON, NJ--The owner of several New Jersey construction companies is headed to prison after pleading guilty to raking in millions of dollars from a federal program designed to help disable...


Design Charity Manager Charged in Theft

LONDON--A former office manager of a United Kingdom-based architecture charity has been charged with fraud and false accounting after £200,000 ($312,732 USD) went missing from the charity’s ...


4 PennDOT Inspectors Sentenced

BRIDGEPORT, PA--Four former Pennsylvania highway and bridge inspectors will avoid prison for their roles in a $1.2 million overbilling and kickback scandal that has engulfed the state Depart...


6 Roof Coating Contractors Jailed

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE--Six UK roof coating contractors will spend 18 months to six and a half years in jail for scamming elderly victims across England in a case called “unprecedented and sickenin...


City Contract Chief Headed for Prison

INDIANAPOLIS--A municipal contracting official whose kickback-larded ways cost his city almost a half-million dollars will serve nearly five years in prison for the scheme.


City Official Gets Jail for Kickbacks

INDIANAPOLIS--A former Indiana city official will spend more than four years behind bars for siphoning off more than $400,000 in kickbacks from the operators of a concrete company on public-...


FHWA Suspends Ex-Official for Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. government has barred future contracts with a former federal highway administrator who admitted using relatives to steer government-funded projects to his private c...


New York GC to Pay $7M+ in Fraud

NEW YORK CITY—A major construction concern has admitted to an eight-year systemic "overbilling scheme that impacted virtually all of its projects" but will avoid prosecution for its "crimina...


Feds Suspend 13 in PennDOT Scandal

WASHINGTON, DC—Eleven individuals and two companies have been suspended, pending debarment, in the widening corruption scandal engulfing Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation. for the...


Wage Probe Nets 16 Construction Firms

WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 1,000 employees of homebuilders across Utah and Arizona will collect back wages totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars after a federal investigation unearthed i...


Guilty Plea for Bad Bridge Bearings

RALEIGH, NC—A Chicago contractor is facing seven years in prison after he admitted forging the name of an unwitting teenager to order and approve defective bridge parts for projects in North...


Drywaller Docked $1M in Comp Fraud

TUMWATER, WA—A former drywall contractor who misclassified his employees and lied about their work hours in order to duck workers' compensation will pay more than $1 million to make good in ...


13th Indictment in PennDOT Scandal

HARRISBURG, PA—A widening corruption scandal has now swept in the president of an engineering company accused of raking in more than $1 million in profits through illegal contracts with the ...


FHWA Official Admits Contract Fraud

A former Federal Highway Administration executive has pleaded guilty to using family members as straw subcontractors to steer federal funds and programs to his own company over seven years.


Asphalt Companies Settle Fraud for $7.2M

Two leading asphalt contractors in Puerto Rico will repay the U.S. government more than $7.2 million for covering up an unauthorized materials substitution on an airport runway project.


4th Guilty Plea in HUD Bid Rigging

The owner of a New Jersey plumbing and heating company has admitted bidding collusion that netted him nearly a quarter-million dollars in federally funded housing contracts in one year.


Sandy Fraud Claims Spur FEMA Review

Facing thousands of fraud accusations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reopen and review every flood insurance claim—up to 144,000 in all—filed by owners of homes damaged or des...


Builder Brothers in Trouble in IA

An Iowa-based home-repair contractor who allegedly collected substantial up-front payments and failed to finish projects will pay $102,000 in restitution to 25 victims, according to authorit...


DOT Debars ‘Disadvantaged’ Millionaire

With an estimated net worth in excess of $13 million, Cindy Taylor Stewart and her company don't fit anyone's definition of disadvantaged—including Uncle Sam's.


Disney Dream Ends in Federal Felonies

A federal jury has convicted a Texas man of scamming more than 50 investors out of about $14 million with tales of a fake Walt Disney theme park and resort project.


NYC Building Corruption Probe Nets 50

One man accused of greasing some of the highest-ranking palms in New York City's building agencies remained at large Thursday (Feb. 12), after 49 co-defendants were rounded up in one of the ...


50 Held in NYC Building Corruption Probe

In one of the biggest corruption crackdowns in New York City history, authorities have announced the indictment of 50 city building inspectors, contractors, clerks and other defendants in a ...


Firm to Pay $1.3M in PennDOT Fraud

A Philadelphia-area engineering firm will pay more than $1.3 million to reimburse state and federal transportation agencies for losses due to fraud by the consultant's bridge inspectors.


Contractor Cheats Dozens, Gets Prison

A Massachusetts contractor who failed to finish projects, used false identities, and forged documents will spend three and a half years in state prison, a judge ruled Friday (Jan. 30).


Feds: Builder Shorted Workers, Subs

A general contractor and construction management firm will pay more than $87,000 to make good on wages owed to its employees and those of two subcontractors who worked on a federally finance...


NJDOT Engineers Implicated in Theft

One supervisor has pleaded guilty and another remains charged with wage theft that netted the two New Jersey Department of Transportation supervisors more than $35,000, authorities say.


Paving Trio Face Wage Theft Allegations

Three people from a California seal coating business face 42 felony counts alleging a slew of wage theft and compensation fraud charges, the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office announce...


DBE Fraud Dogs Federal Projects

Subcontractors willing to peddle their certified "disadvantaged" status to general contractors in exchange for fat public contracts are the targets of several new federal enforcement cases.


Roofing Contractor Admits to Fraud

A West Virginia roofing and general contractor faces more than 20 years in prison after underreporting employee wages and faking an accident to reap insurance proceeds.


Engineer Admits to $700K Bridge Scheme

He stood to make $325,000 in bribes, but now a suspended New Jersey senior engineer faces jail time after admitting that he tried to fraudulently inflate a state-funded bridge repair project...


Paving Contractor Guilty in Briberies

A politically connected asphalt contractor in New Mexico is contemplating years in prison after his conviction on 27 counts of bribery and fraud involvng $7 million in road contracts.


Housing Official, Crony Get Prison Term

The former director of a New Mexico city housing authority and his accomplice will each spend over a year in prison for stealing more than $100,000 in federal funds.


'Widespread' PennDOT Scandal Nets 10

Ten more people have been charged in what authorities call an extensive corruption scandal surrounding the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Contractor to Pay $2M in Fraud Case

Fraud built on "secret side deals" allowed a Maryland construction firm to massively exploit a federal contracting program designed to help disadvantaged local businesses, federal authoritie...


Contractor Guilty in Army Plant Fraud

The construction supervisor, a Coast Guard veteran discharged for sleepwalking, spun tales of black ops, FBI connections, and secret Senate payrolls.


 
 
   

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