Skip to comments.Hiawatha Line contractors to pay $4.6M in hiring dispute
Posted on 08/25/2011 11:22:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
During construction of the Hiawatha Line, the joint venture in charge of the light-rail project told federal authorities that minority and disadvantaged subcontractors were being included. Now it has agreed to pay the government $4.6 million to resolve allegations that those claims were false. According to the Justice Department, Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc. violated the federal false claims act by telling federal transportation officials that it hired companies qualified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to work on the light rail. The program helps businesses owned by minorities, women and other disadvantaged individuals obtain work on federal construction projects.
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what a tangle web we weave when we print money and throw it around like candy at a parade.