Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bechtel Infrastructure Corp. and PB Americas Inc
Current Parent Company: 
Bechtel
Penalty: 
$458,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
January 23, 2008
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

A joint venture between Bechtel Infrastructure Corp. and PB Americas Inc., known as B/PB, and certain design consultants agreed to pay the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a total of $458 million to settle allegations that B/PB violated federal and state criminal and civil laws by failing to provide adequate construction management and quality assurance services to the Central Artery Tunnel, known as the Big Dig, in Boston and that the design consultants caused excess costs to be incurred on the project.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
construction and engineering
Specific Industry of Parent: 
construction & engineering
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Parent company note: 
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