March 19, 2021
Following an earlier federal settlement
, construction management company V.J. Associates, Inc.
, and its affiliates, will pay a total of $1.875 million
to resolve claims brought in a whistleblower complaint on behalf of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Defendants provided cost estimating and scheduling services on public works projects, and admitted to submitting false bills to prime contractors by inflating employee hours on contracts on which they were paid on a time-and-expense basis. Employees internally referred to this overbilling as “juicing” and “tagging” hours. NY