Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Balfour Beatty Construction
Current Parent Company: 
Balfour Beatty
Penalty: 
$24,750,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
October 11, 2005
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

A joint venture of engineering and construction companies agreed to pay the United States $24.75 million to settle allegations that the firms violated the False Claims Act. The government asserted the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting inflated claims on Amtrak's project to electrify the rail corridor between New Haven and Boston. Balfour Beatty Construction; Massachusetts Electric Construction Company; their joint venture BBC-MEC; J. F. White Contracting Company; and Northeast Corridor Foundations, a joint venture between J.F. White and BBC-MEC, were the targets of the accusations.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
construction and engineering
Specific Industry of Parent: 
construction & engineering
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Parent company note: 
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