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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Omaha Plumbing Business Is Sentenced For Davis-Bacon Act Violations

V & V Construction, Inc., d/b/a Vincentini Plumbing, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for false statements relating to violations of the Davis-Bacon Act. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced the company to a three-year term of probation. The Court imposed a $25,000 fine and ordered restitution in the sum of $138,643.54. V & V Construction was further ordered to cooperate with the United States Department of Labor in a three-year debarment precluding its participation in federal contracts during the three-year ban.

V & V Construction Inc. does business as Vincentini Plumbing.  It is a residential and commercial plumbing company located in Omaha, Nebraska.  V & V Construction was a sub-contractor for two building projects for the Council Bluffs Public Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The two schools were federally funded projects requiring compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act.  V & V Construction was awarded the plumbing and pipe-laying subcontract for both projects.

The Davis-Bacon Act requires that any participant on a qualifying federal contract pay a prevailing wage.  Between June 2010 and continuing until July 2011 V & V Construction falsified certified payroll records to the United States Department of Labor stating that they had paid the required prevailing wage.  In fact they had paid employees less than the prevailing wage resulting in a $138,643.54 difference between what they certified as wages paid and actual wages paid.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Labor.

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Updated February 4, 2016