News

Ferndale construction company settles with feds

Ferndale construction company settles with feds

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

FERDALE, Wash. – A Ferndale construction company has to pay a $200,000 settlementĀ for violating rules connected to minority-owned businesses.

The federal government says IMCO General Construction submitted false claims related to a program that helps businesses owned by African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and women.

The settlement says IMCO denies any wrongdoing.

The violation reportedly happened while the company was working on a Horton Road project.

In an email statement to KGMI this morning, IMCO says, “The threats to our company that the U.S. Department of Justice was making were to [sic] high for IMCO to do anything but settle event though we had no knowledge that our subcontractor on the project was breaking DBE laws.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

in Local

WATCH: Country star Thomas Rhett honors Lynden teen who died in car crash

Sophia-Milstead-Twitter

After Lynden High graduate, Sofia Milstead died on her way to a country music concert, she was honored on stage by country music star Thomas Rhett.

in Local

State gas tax increases by 7 cents

gas buddy

Tax hike took effect Saturday

in Local

Ferndale teen killed in crash was wearing seatbelt

ambulance

Initial report said 19-year-old was unbuckled

in Local

Viewer tip leads police to Bellingham robbery suspect

generic police suspect or criminal in handcuffs

Suspect lived on Chuckanut Drive at time of robberies