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1.The Majority of the presumptive contractors for the #TheWall are companies with questionable records at best.

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2. One of the contractors was deemed by the Army Corps of Engineers too risky to do future business with, according to public records, a whistleblower lawsuit and FOIA filed by the Project on Government Oversight

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3.Three of them Caddell Construction, W.G. Yates & Sons, and Fisher Sand & Gravel—are also shady examples of presumtive contractors.

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4. Border Patrol (Customs and Border protection) Invited 4 companies to design 1 border wall prototype.
Caddell Construction and W.G. Yates each designed 2 one in concrete and the other with other materials.

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5. Caddell and Yates are parties to a years-long whistleblower lawsuit, saying they through joint venture, fraudulently misrepresented their use of small business subcontracts for a 2009 Camp Lejeune project.

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Lawsuit attached:
documentcloud.org/documents/4421…
6.#USA Government partially intervened in the case, to secure a guilty plea from the owner of the subcontractor-Pompano Masonry. They pleaded guilty in 2015 for lying to the investigators and got a 30 months prison sentence.

justice.gov/usao-ednc/pr/j…

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7.The lawsuit says that Caddell and Yates, while engaged in a $190 million construction project for the Navy at Camp Lejeune, encouraged Pompano to create a sham small business that they would then use to route Pompano’s payments through

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8.Cadell and Yates defrauded the #USA by counting work done by Pompano as it were being done by a small business, They offered and paid Pompano an additional 2% of the subcontracts almost $15 million value—over $250,000.

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9.On another contract in 2011, Cadell abused 2 different small business programs to defraud the Government, for a border wall contract.

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10.The 2011 fraud was discovered during a joint #GSA and @USDOL of a Caddell subcontractor that was hiring immigrants who were working in the country illegally.

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12.Caddell subcontractor hired immigrants who were working in the country illegally.

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siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and…
13. Caddell ended up paying $2 million in criminal penalties and $1.15 million in civil penalties.

justice.gov/opa/pr/caddell…

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14.$1.15 million in civil penalties.

justice.gov/opa/pr/caddell…

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15.Investigators found that Caddell was billing the government for time spent “mentoring” a Native American small business it subcontracted with, when in reality there was no mentoring going on

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16.This small business, Mountain Chief Management Services, wasn’t even doing any work. Caddell was using the small business as a pass-through entity to claim incentive payments and boost their small business contracting goal statistics.

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17.Caddell claimed over $1.2 million from the two programs by citing Mountain Chief as a subcontractor on various U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects from 2003-2005.

documentcloud.org/documents/4253…

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18 .In 2014, after the investigation was complete and the settlement agreed to, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still sent the Army’s Procurement Fraud Division a recommendation to debar Caddell

documentcloud.org/documents/4426…

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19.The Caddell employee deemed most responsible for the fraud, Mark Hill, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and was debarred in 2015

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documentcloud.org/documents/4436…
20. In 1999, the U.S. Air Force officially proposed to debar Caddell, making them immediately ineligible for any government contracts and giving them a chance to argue against it before it became final.

documentcloud.org/documents/4323…

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21.Fisher Sand & Gravel has racked up around two thousand violation notices from city, county, state, and federal regulatory bodies, many relating to the company’s disregard for air pollution standards.

azfamily.com/story/36264753…

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22. In 2009 the owner of Fisher Sand & Gravel was sent to prison for tax fraud

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justice.gov/opa/pr/north-d…
23.The city of Phoenix filed 467 criminal charges against them in 2010, stemming primarily from violations at one facility’s asphalt plant.

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azfamily.com/story/28320445…
24.Early in 2011 it settled a lawsuit with Maricopa County for $1 million, stating that it was relieved to finalize this settlement and to move forward with a clean slate.

bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2…

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25. in April 2011, the company paid $312,000 to settle a civil case brought by the State of Arizona for air and water quality violations that spanned six counties.

legacy.azdeq.gov/function/news/…

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26. In 2013, the state found more violations and the company was forced to pay $500,000.

law.justia.com/cases/arizona/…

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27.Also in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Fisher Sand & Gravel $150,000 for “failing to comply with dust mitigation regulations” at three sand and gravel producing facilities in 2010

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web.archive.org/web/2017080305…
28.The EEOC fined them $150,000 in 2011 for discrimination and retaliation, the EPA fined them again in 2016 for $18,654, and there are several fines from the Mine Safety and Health Administration ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 between 2008 and 2016

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29.The company has faced environmental complaints and violations in other states including Michigan and Montana.

eu.azcentral.com/story/news/pol…

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