Contractor To Pay $3.3M To Settle Bid-Rigging Case

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An electrical contractor accused by the U.S. government of bid-rigging in two projects that brought technology to underprivileged schools has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle the allegations.

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday that Fresno, Calif.-based Howe Electric Inc. has pled guilty to bid-rigging in two E-Rate technology projects spearheaded by the Federal Communications Commission.

As part of the plea bargain, the contractor said it will pay $300,000 in criminal fines and $3 million in restitution and civil settlement. The agreement must...
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