DBE CUF Consequences
Connecticut Contractor Agrees To Pay $3.2 Million To Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigation
On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut entered into a civil settlement agreement with Ducci Electrical Contractors, Inc. Ducci agreed to pay more than $3.2 million plus interest to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. On the same date, Ducci entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In this agreement, Ducci admitted it caused false statements to be submitted to DOT and Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) by reporting that a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) was performing a commercially useful function when it was not, thereby depriving other DBE companies of that or other work.