Construction Co. Owner, 6 Others Deny Billing Scam

Law360, Chicago (November 21, 2011, 6:45 PM EST) -- The majority owner of defunct general contractor Krahl Construction and six others pled not guilty Monday in Illinois federal court to taking part in a sham billing and kickback scheme that allegedly cost two Krahl clients nearly $10 million.

The defendants were targeted in a Nov. 10 indictment alleging they participated in a plot to fraudulently inflate the costs of two renovation projects that involved fake documents, shell companies and sham contract bids. The indictment also charged two other individuals who allegedly raked in kickbacks from...
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