March 20, 2019
Flooring Company Settles Allegations it Paid Bribe for Government Work
The nationwide flooring company Spectra Contract Flooring with an office in Tukwila, Washington, has agreed to pay $133,718 to settle allegations it improperly provided kickbacks to a defense contractor, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. The civil settlement comes after a criminal investigation, and false tax return conviction, of an employee of a government defense contractor who accepted benefits from Spectra. Spectra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Industries Group Inc. The criminal case, U.S. v Meisner, was resolved in May 2017. In the settlement announced today, Spectra does not admit any wrongdoing but chooses to resolve the claims.