January 22, 2019
Dulles Metrorail Project Subcontractor and Company President Agree to Pay $1 Million To Settle Civil False Claims
On January 22, 2019, Universal Concrete Products Corporation (UCP) and its president and co-owner, Donald Faust, Jr., agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil allegations that UCP falsified test records for concrete panels for the extension of the Silver Line, also known as Phase II, of the Dulles Metrorail Project.
In July 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia filed a civil complaint against UCP, Faust, and UCP’s former quality control manager, Andrew Nolan. The complaint alleged that from approximately October 2015 through June 2016, Nolan and quality control employees under his supervision falsified test records for the Dulles Metrorail Project to make it appear as though air content for the concrete was within the required range, even though the Project’s general contractor would have rejected the concrete.
The resolutions obtained in this matter were the result of a coordinated effort between DOT-OIG, FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Virginia Attorney General's Office.
Note: The civil claims settled by this agreement are allegations only; there has been no determination of civil liability.