Big Dig Firm Pays $50M, Admits Fraud Over Concrete

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Asphalt supplier Aggregate Industries NE Inc. has agreed to pay $50 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into the companies' alleged use of sub par concrete for Massachusetts' massive Big Dig project.

Aggregate agreed on Friday to plead guilty to claims that it supplied concrete which did not meet project specifications for the government funded highway project, officially known as the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. Aggregate allegedly supplied leftover concrete not used by other customers as well as watered-down concrete for the project.

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