Read the article regarding resolution of a fraud claim involving false reporting
of MBE participation by Schiavone Construction in federal DBE program contracts.
Schiavone agreed to pay $20 million to avoid criminal prosecution. The Federal Construction
Fraud Task Force has prosecuted over 50 construction firms and has debarred 25 firms
for similar fraud. Compliance enforcement mechanisms and debarment procedures remain
essential to the integrity of MBE programs.