Ex-Construction Co. Worker Cops To Role In $10M Fraud

Law360, Chicago (March 12, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A former employee of defunct general contractor Krahl Construction copped to one count of mail fraud Monday in Illinois for her role in an alleged sham billing and kickback scheme that the government says cost two Krahl clients roughly $10 million.

Ex-Krahl project manager assistant Heather Ellis, 35, entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly under a plea deal she inked with prosecutors, admitting to creating false documents as part of the alleged plot to fraudulently inflate the costs of two renovation projects...
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