Birdsall Firm Cops To Pay-To-Play Scheme

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Bankrupt engineering firm Birdsall Services Group Inc. on Thursday pleaded guilty to criminal charges that it masked corporate campaign contributions as personal employee donations to dodge New Jersey's pay-to-play restrictions and receive lucrative government contracts unabated.

  Under a plea agreement, Birdsall will pay $1 million and be banned from government contracts in New Jersey for 10 years, according to the state attorney general's office. The firm previously had agreed to settle a state civil forfeiture action for $2.6 million and a U.S. bankruptcy judge on...
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