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Company: Pro-Mark Services, Inc.
Penalty: $949,000
Year: 2023
Date: October 30, 2023
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: On October 30, 2023, the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota entered into a non-prosecution agreement with Pro-Mark Services, Inc. Between 2008 and 2020, Pro-Mark's former owners were said to have executed a scheme to obtain government set-aside construction contracts for the company, amounting to approximately $70 million in federal contracts being awarded, despite Pro-Mark not being eligible to compete for these contracts. The former owners then cashed out of company, selling it to Pro-Mark's employees via an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transaction. The NPA required the company to pay a penalty of $949,000 and to continue implementing a compliance and ethics program.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Prosecution Agreement: non-prosecution agreement
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