Perini Corporation, a Massachusetts-based construction contractor, will pay the United States $998,500 to resolve claims that the company inflated its request for compensation for delays in construction. The U.S. Dept. of State had contracted with Perini for the construction of an embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The company filed a claim for more that $8 million to compensate it for delays it claimed were the government’s fault. The government claimed this amount was inflated by $2 million.
The State Department issued a press release on November 18, 2004.