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Monthly Archives: March 2014

No Transportation Work, No Need to Worry About DBE Fraud? Think Again

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

On March 13, 2014, the Department of Justice announced that a the owner of a Chicago based utility contract was sentenced to 17 months in federal prison and ordered to pay over $500,000 in restitution for DBE fraud scheme used to obtain over $5 million in contracts from the City of Chicago. What is important… Continue Reading

The Hidden Dangers of Failing to Follow DBE Rules (Part 2): The False Claims Act

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE), False Claims Act

Mega-law firm Wilmer Hale recently published a its 2013 False Claims Act Year in Review.  The report is an insightful read for any business dealing with the federal government.  However, two statistics in particular should stand out for the construction industry: False Claims Act suits hitting an all-time high of 753 in 2013, and Government… Continue Reading