May 19, 2005
Curran Contracting, an Ilinois road builder, will pay $500, 000 to the federal government to settle allegations that it overstated the amount of asphalt material delivered to federally funded state road projects.
The firm has been under investigation for four years as a result of a former employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago. In 2002 the firm paid the state a $750,000 settlement the state on Chicago-area resurfacing projects.
The Chicago Tribune’s story ran on May 18, 2005.