McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
13 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
This post was updated on .
            “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  Plato





A union representative who blew the whistle on a Frederick-based federal subcontractor and other companies for allegedly lying to the government about paying prevailing wages to employees will receive a $72,000 share of the U.S. government’s $400,000 settlement in the False Claims Act litigation

http://www.jgllaw.com/news/jgl-secures-whistleblower-finders-fee



http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UVr4r4SKDBwJ:www.pageturnpro.com/htmlview2/iDownload.aspx%3FstrUrl%3D64146%26keepThis%3Dtrue%26TB_iframe%3Dtrue%26width%3D719%26height%3D510%26modal%3Dtrue+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


A union representative who blew the whistle on a Frederick-based federal subcontractor and other companies for allegedly lying to the government about paying prevailing wages to employees will receive a $72,000 share of the U.S. government's $400,000 settlement in the False Claims Act litigation, said an attorney for the representative.

Jose de Jesus Frias, of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, alleged in the federal lawsuit that Cindell Construction Co. was among seven companies that falsely told the U.S. government they were complying with federal laws requiring the payment of prevailing wages to employees on federal contracts. Cindell and the other firms were performing renovation work in Reston, Va.

   A union representative who blew the whistle on a Frederick-based federal subcontractor and other companies for allegedly lying to the government about paying prevailing wages to employees will receive a $72,000 share of the U.S. government’s $400,000 settlement in the False Claims Act litigation, said an attorney for the representative. Jose de Jesus Frias, of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, alleged in the federal lawsuit that Cindell Construction Co. was among seven companies that falsely told the U.S. government they were complying with federal laws requiring the payment of prevailing wages to employees on federal con- tracts. Cindell and the other firms were performing renovation work in Reston, Va., at Patriots Park, the 731,000 square- foot headquarters of the Defense Department’s National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency. The companies admitted no wrong- doing in agreeing to the settlement. “When contracting with the government, it’s important that taxpayer dollars are obtained honestly,” said Frias’ attorney, Brian J. Markovitz. “It’s important that people pay people properly what they are owed.” The False Claims Act enables whistle-blowers to bring suit against contractors that defraud the U.S. government and permits the Justice Department to intervene, which it did in Frias’ litigation. Under the act, whistle-blowers can receive between 15 percent and 25 percent of the judgment awarded to the federal government as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. The federal government can also be awarded triple damages under the law. Frias, of Fairfax, Va., received an 18 percent share of the settlement. Markovitz, who did not disclose the amount of attorneys’ fees reached under a separate agreement, said the case illustrates how the False Claims Act protects employees of federal contractors who believe they have been shortchanged. “Unions and members should absolutely go the false-claims route,” said Markovitz, of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A. in Greenbelt. “It is a very effective way to deter bad actors from continuing their underpayment of the wage.” Cindell President Cynthia Barber did not return telephone messages seeking comment Friday. The accord comes as the General Assembly considers legislation that would permit state and local governments to re- cover triple damages from public works contractors who defraud them and en- able whistle-blowers to collect up to 25 percent of the recovery. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has called enactment of the Mary- land False Claims Act his top legislative priority this year. He is scheduled to testify in favor of the bill Wednesday be- fore the Senate Judicial Proceedings and House Judiciary committees. The legislation has failed in past years amid opposition from business groups that said it would spur frivolous lawsuits from would-be whistle-blowers seeking a share of a judgment or settlement. The Senate bill is SB 374 and the House bill is HB 405. According to Frias’ lawsuit, drywall workers at each of the companies complained to him about being paid significantly less than the prevailing wage and not receiving time and a half for overtime between 2010 and 2012. The disparity between the prevailing rate and the wages paid reached nearly $20 per hour in at least one case, Frias alleged in the lawsuit filed Oct. 19, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. In many cases, the workers were paid $33 per hour, or 44 cents per hour below the prevailing rate. However, the companies told the U.S. Labor Department they were complying with the Davis-Bacon Act’s requirement that federal contractors pay their employees the prevailing wage as set by the department’s secretary for the corresponding class of laborers and mechanics in the state, Frias alleged. The motive for the false claims was financial: Weekly certificates of compliance with Davis-Bacon are required to receive payment from the federal government, the lawsuit stated. In addition to Cindell, the named defendants in the case were Boston Properties Management Inc., which managed the Patriots Park property; Lend Lease Construction Inc., of New York; JRM Drywall & Finishing Inc., of Arlington, Va.; LFC Contractors Inc., of Alexandria; M&M Drywall Finisher Inc., of Manassas, Va.; and Lobo Handyman Inc. in Rockville

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HKBjEH_wgT8J:https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-37718832.html+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Union representative to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

Ethics
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Union representative to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
Hahahahahahahahahahahah
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Union representative to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
Jose de Jesus Frias won, Douglas McCarron wept.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Union representative to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

Ethics
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

union guy
In reply to this post by Ethics
do any of you men work
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID 72K for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
Tommy McGuire gets a stipend to post here all day, in order to disrupt John Musumeci's blogspot. I think it's like $3.86 weekly, plus he gets to chew on Joseph Geiger's used dirty bvd's.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
What has Geiger done for the rank and file since his appointment by king McCarron?
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
File your taxes, and your false claim act- get paid!!!
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
 “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  Plato
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: McCarronite to get PAID $72.000.00 for filing false claim act!

Ethics
In reply to this post by Ethics
lying to the government about paying prevailing wages ................