Architecture Firm To Pay $3M To Resolve 'Buy American' FCA

Law360, Washington (January 5, 2016, 7:44 PM EST) -- Novum Structures LLC will pay $3 million to settle criminal and civil False Claims Act allegations in Wisconsin federal court that it falsified documents to hide the improper use of foreign materials on construction projects funded with federal dollars, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

The Wisconsin-based manufacturer of glass space frames — found in roofs and atriums — agreed to plead guilty to a single count of concealing a material fact and fork over $500,000 in criminal fines to resolve allegations that it hid its noncompliance with requirements to prefer American-made materials in federally funded construction contracts, the Justice...

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