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Michigan Firm Agrees to Pay $3.825M to the Government to Settle DBE Fraud Claims

On January 9, 2014, representatives for Oldcastle Materials, Inc., entered into a $3,825,000 Settlement Agreement with the United States Department of Justice and the USAO in the Eastern District of Michigan, to resolve their False Claims Act liability arising from falsely claiming DBE participation on a number of FHWA and FAA construction projects between January 2006 and December 2010 in the State of Michigan. 

From January 2006 to December 2010, it is alleged the defendants violated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements by representing that liquid asphalt for various identified projects was supplied by BN&M (the listed DBE), when in fact, BN&M simply acted as a pass-through.

This case was worked with the FAA and the Department of Justice, Civil Division.