Mortenson Settles Colorado Convention Center Bid-Rigging Dispute
According to the Denver Post, Mortenson has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement that will include payment of a $650,000 fine, for its part in a bid-rigging scandal for a planned $233 million expansion at the Denver Convention Center. The construction company will also provide all construction services, free of charge, to a COVID-19 related project.
On Monday the company formerly acknowledged its wrong doing. “While we have resolved the Colorado Convention Center matter with the Colorado attorney general without adjudication or finding of liability, our involvement in this matter was neither consistent with who we are as a company nor our longstanding reputation,” President and CEO Dan Johnson said. “Simply put, we did not meet our own expectations.”
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