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February 22, 2016

Posted  February 29, 2016

Government contractor Paige Industrial Services, Inc. agreed to pay between $450,000 and $675,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims falsely certifying it had complied with the Davis-Bacon Act, which requires the payment of certain prevailing wages and fringe benefits to employees working under a government contract.  The work involved construction and maintenance services at the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The unidentified whistleblower will receive a yet-to-be-determine whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  In a related parallel criminal proceeding, Luis Alonso Valle, owner of the Paige subcontractor construction company Valle Services, LLC., pleaded guilty to an illegal pattern and practice of hiring unauthorized aliens.  DOJ(MD)

Tagged in: FCA Federal, Government Procurement Fraud, Prevailing Wage, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,