NJ Bill Seeks Permanent Ban For Fraudulent Vendors

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- New Jersey public contractors convicted of fraud involving their government work would be permanently barred from future bidding opportunities under a bill announced Tuesday.

State Sen. Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, unveiled the measure following the sentencing of two contractors in Union County Superior Court on July 20 who were convicted of rigging bids and inflating school contracts under the direction of an engineer who oversaw construction projects for the Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood school districts.

As part of that sentencing, the contractors — Martin W. Starr,...
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