8 Questions for Bob Ehrlich about Mary Kane
While Mary Kane was on its Board of Directors, The Kane Companyobtained federal government contracts worth millions yet paid lowerwages than mandated by law. Did you know the Kane Company wasunder investigation for submitting “false and fraudulent documents” tocheat taxpayers?
In 2009, federal prosecutors charged that the Kane Company had for years paid its workers lessthan required by federal contracts and submitted “false and fraudulent documents” indicatingthe company was in compliance. The federal complaint, filed under the False Claims Act, allegedthat the company and its subsidiaries paid lower wages than mandated for numerous movingand office installation projects for the federal government dating to 1998.(
, “Complaint Targets Ex-GOP Chief's Firm,” July 11, 2009) In 1999, The Kane Company won a large contract from the U.S. General Services Administration.This enabled the company and all of its subsidiaries to contract with multiple governmentagencies. Public records indicate that between the years 2000 and 2009, The Kane Companyreceived approximately $30,086,856 in federal contracts.
Mary Kane’s company stands accused of cheating taxpayers and its ownworkers in order to secure for itself millions of dollars of taxpayer money.Federal prosecutors say her company "routinely" violated federal law "formost of its federal government contracts" during the period that shehelped lead it, and her company also faces allegations that it over-billedand double-charged the government. Why should taxpayers trust her as aguardian of their funds?3.
In harassing emails submitted as evidence against The Kane Company,Mary Kane’s husband, John Kane wrote to an African Americanbusinessman that any success he has had is because of minority “setaside” programs. Do you agree with John Kane that minority “set aside”programs are not part of the “real world”? What is your position onMaryland’s Minority and Women owned business program?
Email:“And by the way, what bullshit operation have you had any success with? Any successyou have had is thanks to set aside programs.“Come out in the real world with the big boys and show me how you’re so smart.”