Gov't Contractor To Pay $200K Over Fraud Charge

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Two Maryland firms and their president will pay $200,000 to settle accusations that they made false statements to secure several government contracts that were supposed to go to small businesses in special, disadvantaged zones.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday announced the settlement with CSI Engineering PC, CSI Design Build PC and Debdas Ghosal over the contracts at issue, which were meant for qualifying companies under the Small Business Administration's Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone, program.

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