Judge says Construction Co. attempted to defraud army corps

By Daniel Wilson (Jan. 11, 2022, 7:11 p.m. EST) – The Federal Claims Court has ruled that an Army Corps of Engineers contractor who alleged he was wrongly terminated from a construction agreement has attempted to fraudulently overcharge the Corps, describing the deal as a “warning” to other federal contractors.

The government had shown at trial that Lodge Construction Inc. claimed from the Corps various fraudulently inflated or unjustified costs related to an Everglades Upgrade dike rehabilitation project in Florida, in violation of the False Claims Act, Judge David A said. . Tapp. Monday.

“Although he initially admitted that his allegations contained errors, Lodge then turned the tide and doubled …

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