Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid more than $1 million and the Ogden-based Creative Times Dayschool Inc. will pay $150,000 in the coming months as part of the settlement agreement.
Neither company admits any wrongdoing or liability.
The suit said Creative Times qualified for the program and was awarded a government contract, but that the majority of the work was done by Big-D, which has ineligible partly because it has more than 1,000 employees.
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