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Ohio Contractor Agrees To Pay $500,000 to Settle DBE Fraud Claims

On April 23, 2012, Anthony Allega Cement Contractor, Inc. (Allega), signed a civil settlement agreement in the Northern District of Ohio, agreeing to pay the U.S. Government $500,000 to settle allegations that they committed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) fraud between August 2000 and January 2006. 

Specifically, Allega (the prime contractor) indicated that certain services and supplies on a runway project at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport would be provided by Chem-Ty (the DBE), when, in fact, Allega provided those services and used Chem-Ty as a "pass through."

This investigation was worked in cooperation with the USAO, Cleveland, Ohio.