P.A. Landers Inc., a Hanover, Mass., contractor, has agreed to pay the U.S. government $900,000 to settle a 2005 civil claim that firm officials submitted fake tickets inflating load weights for asphalt delivered to federal paving jobs from 1995 to 2003.
U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan in Boston says the firm created fake paperwork by manually overriding computer controls on its Plymouth, Mass., asphalt plant. A state criminal jury in 2007 found the firm, former CEO Preston Landers and a manager guilty of similar charges. Landers was sentenced to 42 months in prison and fined $15,000. Firm officials could not be reached.