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November 19, 2014

Posted  January 22, 2016

Washington Gas Energy Systems agreed to pay more than $2.5M for conspiring to commit fraud by illegally obtaining contracts that were meant for small, disadvantaged businesses. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings Inc., the parent company for all of the corporations within the Washington Gas family. According to the government, WGESystems conspired with a company that was eligible to receive federal government contracts set aside for small, disadvantaged businesses with the understanding that the business would illegally subcontract all of the work on the projects to WGESystems. In this way, WGESystems was able to capture a total of eight contracts worth almost $18M that should have gone to an eligible company. DOJ

Tagged in: Government Procurement Fraud, Set-Asides and Preferences,