Posts Tagged ‘Will Mangrum’

D.C. Set to Sue Construction Firms Over Alleged Fraud

City sources tell LL that District Attorney General Irv Nathan's office is set to file a lawsuit soon—possibly Wednesday—against two construction firms that teamed up to manage construction of Anacostia High School.
The lawsuit will allege that Rockville, Md.-based Forrester Construction and nominally D.C.-based EEC of D.C. conspired to defraud the District government through a phony [...]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]

City to Contractors: Come Make Some Money!

If you're looking for a career change, might LL suggest going into construction? Per the Post today: "Employment levels for construction workers in the District reached a 22-year high in August," while the construction industry is struggling in much of the rest of the country.
"We are the hottest city in America," Mayor Vince Gray told [...]

D.C. Contracting, Inc.

The world of big-dollar school construction in D.C. is pretty cozy.
How cozy? Two private firms are effectively awarding school contracts to their partners on other construction projects. That’s like two judges on American Idol having side-gig bands with some of the contestants.
For the next six years, the city is set to spend about $300 million [...]

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