Katrina Trailer Contractor Loses $3.8M Recovery Bid

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Wednesday upended a contractor’s bid to recover $3.8 million in payments from the federal government for a contract to maintain mobile homes issued after Hurricane Katrina, instead hitting it with a $352,000 judgment for fraudulent billing.

Judge Christine Miller ordered Mississippi-based Alcatec LLC to pay $275,050 in damages and $77,000 in penalties for submitting hundreds of false invoices to the Federal Emergency Management Agency while under contract, which required it to inspect mobile homes distributed to victims of the...
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