- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Connecticut construction company has agreed to pay $580,000 to resolve allegations it overbilled the federal government for a bridge reconstruction project.

U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly announced the agreement Wednesday.

Prosecutors say URS Corporation AES, based in Rocky Hill, took over a contract in 2008 to provide construction management services to replace the Niantic River Bridge for Amtrak.

The federal government says URS charged the maximum labor rates, rather than the actual labor rates, in most instances while it was handling the contract. The federal government was overbilled as a result.

The project was completed on schedule in May 2013.

This case was investigated by Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General. Daly says URS cooperated with the investigation.

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