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Contractor Skanska to Pay $19.6M in Minority-Hiring Fraud Case

Friday, April 01, 2011

Skanska is setting up machinery

A subsidiary of Skanska — one of the nation's largest construction companies — agreed to pay $19.6 million to settle a criminal investigation into allegations that it worked around minority hiring rules.

The company's settlement with the Manhattan U.S. attorney means it will not face charges. Skanska, the general contractor on seven New York transit projects, was accused of committing fraud against programs created to encourage the hiring of minority- and women-owned businesses.

Skanska admitted no wrongdoing in its settlement and said it has cooperated with investigators.

With the Associated Press

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Comments [1]

SIMONE from Staten Island

TROCOM CONSTRUCTION a company hired by DEPT OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION did the same thing to a A NEW WORLD CONTRACTING a small black women owned firm. They used her minority status to get on the city job 17million dollars worth of work. Then they kick her off without paying her a dime her company financed all the materials needed. It's travesty and the DDC let these kind happen.

Jun. 21 2011 06:05 PM

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