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Indiana Contractor to Pay $2.4 Million Civil Settlement for Making False Statements to the FTA

On January 10, 2007, Johnson Controls, Inc., (JCI) agreed in U.S. District Court in Gary, Indiana to pay the FTA $2.4 million to settle a civil claim of making false statements involving federal transit funds. JCI conspired with the Gary Public Transit Corporation (GPTC) to submit false statements in order to obtain a $1.2 million energy-savings contract at GPTC's maintenance facility. The company cooperated with the investigation and agreed to take remedial measures.