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Bovis Info

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JM:SC/SJMF.#2010R00319UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTEASTERNDISTRICTOFNEWYORK------XUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICAINFORMATION-against-LENDLEASE(US)CO~STRUCTIONLMBINC.(formerlyBOVISLENDLEASELMBINC.),Cr.No.12-288(SLT)(T.18,U.S.C.,
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THEUNITEDSTATESATTORNEYCHARGES:INTRODUCTIONTOALLCOUNTSAtalltimesrelevanttothisInformation,unlessotherwiseindicated:I.TheDefendant1.LENDLEASE(US)CONSTRUCTIONLMBINC.(formerlyBOVISLENDLEASELMBINC.)("Bovis")wasaconstructionservicecorporationthatprovidedconstruction,projectmanagementandconsultingservicesonlarge-scalepublicandprivateconstructionprojects.BoviswasaUnitedStatessubsidiaryofthecompanyLendLeaseCorporationLimited("LendLease"),which,asof2D09,operatedinover40countriesinAsiaandEurope,aswellasinAustraliaandtheUnitedStates.2.BoviswasoneofthelargestconstructionfirmsinNewYorkCity.BovisoperatedprimarilyinthenortheastregionoftheUnitedStates,anditsNewYorkofficewasthelargestof
 
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itsoffices.In2008,Bovishadover1,000employees,themajorityofwhichworkedinitsNewYorkoffice.3.Amongmanyothers,BovisprovidedservicesonprojectsthatincludedtheUnitedStatesCourthousefortheEasternDistrictofNewYork,theUnitedStatesPostOffice/BankruptcyCourtinBrooklyn,NewYork,Citifield,theBronxCriminalCourthouse("BCC"),GrandCentralTerminal,theDeutscheBankbuildingdeconstructionandvariousschoolsinNewJersey'sAbbottDistricts(the"AbbottSchoolsprojects").II.Bovis'sConstructionContracts4.Bovis'sroleonconstructionprojectswastypicallythatofaconstructionmanager.ThisoftenrequiredBovistosupervisetheworkdonebythesubcontractorsortradecontractorsinvolved.Asconstructionmanager,Bovisusuallyexecutedthe"generalconditions"contract.The"generalconditions"contractincludedtheinfrastructurecostsoftheconstructionprojectnotcoveredbythetradecontracts,suchasdailytrashremovalandoperationoftheelevatorsandhoistsontheconstructionsite.Italsoincludedsupplyingsomeunionlabor,suchasworkersfromtheMasonTenders'DistrictCouncilofGreaterNewYork("Local79").5.ThepayratesforBovis'sunionlaborweredefinedbycollectivebargainingagreements.ForLocal79laborersandlaborforemenonBovisprojects,theContractors'AssociationofGreaterNewYork("CAGNY")agreementwascontrolling.TheCAGNY
 
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agreementprovidedthatLocal79laborforemen(the"LaborForemen")werenotpaidforsickdays,vacationsorholidaysnotworked.6.Inordertotrackunionhoursworkedandbillclientsforthosehours,BovisrequiredtheLaborForemanforeachprojecttofilloutasingletimesheetfortheForemanandtheForeman'screwonaweeklybasis.Thereafter,aBovissuperintendentreviewedthecompletedtimesheetforaccuracyandsignedit.BovisusedthehourslistedonthetimesheettocalculatethepayfortheunionworkersandtosendbillingrequisitionstoBovis'sclients.7.Publicprojectsandcertainprojectsinvolvingpublicfundingrequiredthesubmissionofcertifiedpayrolls,whichincludedswornstatementsbyBovisrepresentativesthatthehoursreflectedinthebillingrequisitionsaccuratelyreflectedthehoursworkedandpaidbyBovistoitsunionworkers.BovisgeneratedthecertifiedpayrollsforLocal79workersbyusingthesametimesheetssubmittedbytheLaborForemen.III.Bovis'sFraudulentOverbillingScheme8.Fromatleast1999throughapproximatelyJune2009,Bovis,togetherwithothers,devisedaschemetodefraudfederal,stateandlocalgovernmentcontractingagencies,aswellasprivateclients,byfalselyrepresentinginbillingrequisitions,certifiedpayrollsandotherdocumentssubmittedbyBovistoagenciesforpublicworkscontracts,andtoitsother

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