Ill. Contractors Scammed Minority Set-Asides: Feds

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 8:29 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors are accusing two owners of Chicago-area construction firms of using their companies to fraudulently grab millions of dollars' worth of government contracts meant for businesses owned by minorities, women and other disadvantaged groups, according to cases made public Tuesday.

“Illegally using companies to obtain work set aside for businesses owned by women or minorities cheats not only the governments that provide opportunities to bid on public contracts, but it also prevents legitimate minority- and women-owned businesses from competing to obtain work on such projects,”...
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