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2013-02-25 23:04:40

When it occurs, construction bid rigging can drastically increase an organization's construction costs. The Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute is advising organizations to enhance their awareness and their related action steps aimed at detecting and preventing this illegal activity. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute is encouraging construction project owners to take proactive measures to detect and prevent bid rigging that...

2010-04-27 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New York City federal grand jury returned an indictment against four individuals and three corporations for participating in mail and wire fraud conspiracies related to contracts for work performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), the Department of Justice announced. The four-count indictment returned today in U.S. District Court in New York City, charges Michael Yaron and two companies owned by him, Cambridge Environmental &...

2010-04-06 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New York City federal grand jury returned an indictment against a former Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine purchasing official today for participating in bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies related to contracts for work performed at Mount Sinai, the Department of Justice announced. The three-count indictment returned today in U.S. District Court in New York City, charges Mario Perciavalle, a former purchasing official at...

2010-01-12 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) purchasing official pleaded guilty today to conspiring to rig bids on re-insulation services contracts, the Department of Justice announced today. Freddy Deoliveira, who held various supervisory positions at the NYPH, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. According to the charge, between approximately October 2000 and March 2005, Deoliveira conspired with others to create the appearance...

2009-09-22 10:00:25

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has fined 103 construction companies $211 million after a four-year investigation of anti-competitive contract bidding. Officials said the companies were involved in illegal anti-competitive bid-rigging activities, between 2000 and 2006, including submitting inflated bids for public sector contracts, a practice called cover-pricing. The high bids are not submitted to win a contract, but to raise the perception among clients that other high prices are...

2009-07-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An employee of a Sewell, N.J., sub-contractor that provided temporary electrical services was sentenced today to serve 20 months in jail for his role in a kickback and fraud scheme at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced. The sub-contractor was also ordered to pay $154,597 in restitution to the EPA, jointly and severally with his co-conspirators. Christopher...

2009-06-30 15:49:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of a former Virginia marine products company pleaded guilty and has agreed to pay a $100,000 criminal fine and serve time in jail for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids and allocate customers with respect to marine products purchased by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other public and private entities, the Department of Justice announced today. According to a one-count felony charge filed on May 26, 2009,...

2009-06-23 12:00:00

Provided Household Goods Moving Services for U.S. Defense Department Personnel WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has settled with two German moving companies relating to allegations of bid rigging in violation of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. ITO Mobel Transport GmbH has agreed to pay $150,000, and Birkart Globistics GmbH & Co. Logistik and Service KG will pay $222,146. The companies subcontracted with American freight...

2009-05-01 15:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The owner and president of a Ronkonkoma, N.Y., designing and manufacturing company pleaded guilty to conspiring to allocate a U.S. Navy contract for Navy straps, the Department of Justice announced today. Navy straps are a type of tiedown equipment used by the U.S. Navy to secure munitions and other supplies for transport on ships and airplanes. Thomas J. DeGirolamo pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Islip, N.Y., to one count of...

2008-12-15 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former Vice President of Business Development for a Canada-based company that treats and disposes of contaminated soils pleaded guilty today to participating in a fraud conspiracy at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site located in Manville, N.J., the Department of Justice announced. Zul Tejpar pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the EPA by inflating the prices the company charged to a prime...


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