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Central New York Construction Companies and Others to Pay Nearly $4.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud Involving Contracting Opportunities Meant for Disabled Veterans

By DCAA Staff Writer

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On May 4, 2020 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York announced Northland Associates, Inc., its president James Tyler, The Diverse Construction Group, LLC, and their bonding agent, Rose & Kiernan, Inc., have agreed to pay the United States $4,470,000 to resolve allegations that they fraudulently exploited contracting opportunities reserved for veteran-owned small businesses and small businesses operating in historically underutilized business zones. The investigation and settlements were the result of a coordinated effort among seven federal agencies. DCAA auditor Tanya Moore supported the investigation by participating in meetings with members of the District Attorney’s Office and witness interviews, coordinating the workload across other federal agencies, reviewing bank records, and presenting bank statements analysis. In addition, Ms. Moore examined hard copy evidence and presented relevant documents to investigators.

Read the Department of Justice Press Release here.