Crossboro Construction and SDNY Agree to $355,164 Civil Settlement
On September 13, 2012, Crossboro Construction Contracting, through its President, Michael Paletta, agreed to a civil settlement with the Southern District of New York to resolve a civil false claims action. The amount of the settlement is $355,164. Between approximately 1994 and March 2011, Mr. Paletta and Crossboro (a non-DBE), conspired with MS Construction (a DBE) to perform construction work on various federally-funded bridge projects in Manhattan and other boroughs where MS Construction was the purported DBE subcontractor. MS Construction was paid approximately 5% as its "fee" and relied upon Crossboro for performance of the actual work.