Contractors Pay $6M To Quell False Claims Investigation

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- Kentucky-based Lusk Mechanical Contractors Inc., Commonwealth Technologies and their owners have agreed to cough up $6.25 million to end an investigation over allegations that they lied to the U.S. Small Business Administration and submitted false claims to the U.S. Army, the federal government said Wednesday.

The settlement wraps up a government probe into accusations that Lusk Mechanical, Commonwealth and their owners conned the SBA to obtain certification as a historically underutilized business zone, or HUBZone, company, and then used that recognition to get their hands on...
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