Ex-Krahl Exec Gets 5 Years In Kickback, Billing Fraud Case

Law360, Chicago (February 5, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced the former president of defunct general contractor Krahl Construction to five years in prison Tuesday for his role in a kickback and billing fraud scheme that allegedly cost Krahl clients Digital Realty Trust Inc. and Berwind Property Group more than $10 million.

John Paderta, 54, pled guilty in August to one count of mail fraud in the criminal case that has also seen guilty pleas from eight other defendants, all Krahl employees or people who worked for the victim firms. The...
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