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US: DOJ nets $2.72M for bid-rigging environmental group

 |  November 18, 2014

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it has secured a $2.72 million fine from environmental remediation group Sevenson Environmental Services for various alleged illegal activity including bid-rigging and accepting kickbacks.

According to reports, the group also passed on inflated fees to the US Environmental Protection Agency in connection with a cleanup project in New Jersey.

In a statement, the DOJ said that the sanctions against Sevenson reinforce the agency’s focus on fair bidding processes. “The integrity of the public procurement process is severely undermined when federal contractors engage in anticompetitive contracting practices for their own personal gain,” the DOJ said in a statement.

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