United States Obtains Stipulated Judgment against Washington Company and Maine Man for False Claims Act Violations
BANGOR, Maine: An Old Town man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the government, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.
According to court records, in January 2016, Jeffrey Street, 51, met with special agents from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. General Services Administration. Prior to the commencement of the interview, Street was instructed to be truthful. He received warnings that false statements to federal agents could be prosecuted as violations of federal law. During the interview, he falsely stated that his company never paid employees overtime wages in cash at regular time rates. He also falsely stated that overtime hours worked by his employees were paid by a payroll check. At the time he made these statements, he knew he paid employees regular time rates in cash for overtime hours.
Street faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The Offices of Inspector General from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. General Services Administration investigated the case.
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