Schaumburg company pays $1 million in fraud case (IL)

Barbara Vitello
updated: 10/4/2017 4:55 PM

A Schaumburg construction company will repay the state $1 million for falsifying payroll records on public works projects, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday.
According to Madigan, the contract A. Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc. had with the state required the company “pay workers on public works projects prevailing wages” and provide documentation to the state proving the wages were paid.

However, between 2008 and 2014, A. Lamp submitted false payroll records that underreported the number of hours certain employees worked, which created the appearance the company paid higher wages than it actually paid.

“Our state’s prevailing wage laws are in place to protect both workers and law-abiding contractors,” Madigan said in a prepared statement. “Skirting laws and putting Illinois workers at a disadvantage will not be tolerated.”

Authorities charged former A. Lamp Vice President and co-owner Joseph Lampignano with directing workers to submit false payroll records. Lampignano pleaded guilty to mail fraud and was sentenced in January to 10 months in federal prison, according to Madigan’s office.

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