Construction company to pay $1.3 million in improper billing case

Veteran Construction Associates LLC (Veteran Construction), a construction company headquartered in Burlington, will pay $1.3 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on government contracts, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.

Formed in 2006, Veterans Construction listed a service-disabled veteran as its 51 percent owner, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

From 2008 through 2011 the company bid on and received government construction contracts reserved for companies that were certified as owned and operated by service disabled veterans, Fishman said. Veteran Construction successfully completed and invoiced the United States 68 times on those contracts for a total of $6.5 million.

Construction company to pay $1.3 million in improper billing case