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North Carolina Company Sentenced To Pay $1.5 Million in Restitution and $7 Million in Fines

On June 7, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina sentenced Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC, an engineering firm, to $1,533,988 in restitution, a $7 million fine, and a $800 court assessment. On May 11, Contech pleaded guilty to bid rigging and conspiracy to commit fraud. The investigation revealed that Contech conspired for nearly a decade to rig bids for aluminum structure projects that facilitate drainage underneath or around paved roads, bridges, and overpasses. DOT and the North Carolina Department of Transportation funded these projects.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the U.S. Postal Service-OIG.