False Claims Act meets air entrainment

A case involving alleged False Claims Act violations and Pennsylvania precaster Universal Concrete Products Corp. is drawing to a close in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria. It unfolded over three years from claims of an ex-quality control technician-turned-whistleblower who is now on track to share in “recoveries” from his former employer and colleagues.

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Universal Concrete settles False Claims Act case with feds

Sources: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria; CP staff

Universal Concrete Products Corp. and Donald Faust, Jr., president and co-owner, have agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the Stowe, Pa., producer oversaw submission of falsified precast panel mix test records under a Dulles Metrorail Project Phase II, or Silver Line Extension, contract in northern Virginia. 

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Contractor settles with feds in case of defective rebar, lax QC

Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); CP staff

DOJ recently announced an agreement whereby Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) will pay $4.6 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging the Tucker, Ga., contractor knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste treatment facility contract.

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Feds enter suit charging defective rebar, quality control lapses in nuclear waste facility

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice; CP staff

The Justice Department has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) of Tucker, Ga., knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a Department of Energy nuclear waste treatment facility contract.

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