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CBM Environmental Services

Raleigh, NC: (Jul-31-07) Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources filed suit against eight companies and their employees, accusing them of conspiring to rig bids for a state contract. The state also accused the firms of forming a trade association to either boycott bids for state projects or submit inflated bids.

Leaking petroleum tanks have damaged about 10,000 sites across North Carolina. In 1988, the General Assembly created a trust fund with a portion of gas and kerosene taxes and tank fees to pay cleanup costs. In a related case, State Business Court Judge Ben Tennille ordered CBM Environmental Services of Fort Mill, SC, and chief executive officer Catherine Ross Bateman to pay the state $350,434 for plotting to inflate bids to clean up sites contaminated by leaky fuel tanks. The order brought to more than $1 million the sum the state has won from defendants since it filed a bid-rigging suit in April 2003. Defendants previously have paid $735,000 to settle allegations that they plotted to fix prices and lie on bids to clean up land around the underground tanks. [NEWS OBSERVER: BID RIGGING]

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Published on Aug-2-07


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