A San Diego-based construction company has paid $5.4 million to resolve allegations that it fraudulently billed the federal government for work on multiple projects on military bases, including Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
It was alleged that Harper Construction Company Inc. knowingly used sham, small disadvantaged businesses and then falsely certified to the government that it used legitimate small disadvantaged businesses.
Harper Construction, a privately held general contractor, earns a substantial portion of its revenue through government contracting on construction projects across the country, prosecutors said.
The settlement involves four government contracts to construct facilities at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The contracts required Harper to subcontract a certain percentage of work to small disadvantaged businesses.
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Read earlier report on this case at: http://gtpac.org/?p=7837