Illegal Kickback Revealed in Government Contract
Kick Back in the Procurement of a Government Contract Disallows a Fee
Where a demolition subcontractor failed to pay a fee from a person who helped it obtain a subcontract from the general contractor, the suit was disallowed when the subcontractor sued the general contractor for the fee out of monies owed to the person who helped obtain the contract.
Carlo Cellai, Esq. represented the general contractor and took the position that the fee by the person who helped the demolition subcontractor obtain the contract was an illegal kick back in violation of the anti-kick back laws.
The Court agreed with the position put forth by Carlo Cellai, Esq. on behalf of the general contractor that the payment of any fee to the person who helped the subcontractor obtain the contract was an illegal kick back scheme for which no payment was due.
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