Ohio Road Project Contractors Misled US: Suit

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 2:39 PM EST) -- A former union official claims in a suit unsealed Wednesday that a union contractor and subcontractor on a $220 million Cleveland transportation project misled the federal government about their leadership structure and that another subcontractor underpaid its workers.

Jeffrey Milum, a former business agent for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18, brought the False Claims Act suit in April in Ohio federal court, targeting Perk Co. Inc., McTech Construction Inc., Royal Landscape-Gardening Inc., the union and several union officials. The federal government asked the...
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