Construction Co. Pays Nearly $1M To Settle FCA Suit

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A Utah construction and contracting firm has agreed to pay $928,00 to settle allegations that it provided the U.S. Small Business Administration with false information in order to enter a government-sponsored joint venture program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

According to the DOJ, Okland Construction Co. Inc. entered into a “mentor-protege” relationship with fellow Salt Lake City-based company Saiz Construction Co. Inc., which was enrolled in the SBA's Section 8(a) Program for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, which allows small businesses to team with their...
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