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Texas developer settles military housing fraud claim for $500K

January 18, 2022

The DOJ’s resolution with Hunt comes less than a month after Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), the U.S subsidiary of Balfour Beatty and one of the country’s largest providers of privatized military housing, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud and agreed to pay more than $65 million in fines and restitution.

The fraud scheme, which ran from 2013 to 2019, caused military families to suffer as they waited through “lengthy and unnecessary delays in the resolution of maintenance issues,” according to the DOJ. BBC employees closed work orders before maintenance had been completed, and destroyed and falsified resident comment cards to inflate resident satisfaction metrics at communities in which it operated, according to the DOJ.

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