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Jury Convicts Lockport Contractor of Defrauding City of Chicago’s Women-Owned Business Entity Procurement Program

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)--June 17, 2016.   A federal jury today convicted a Lockport subcontractor on fraud charges for scheming to help a general contractor falsely satisfy its female hiring requirement on city of Chicago construction projects.

As the owner of a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, ELIZABETH PERINO agreed to allow her company to be claimed as a subcontractor on city projects so that the general contractor could satisfy its requirement to assign a portion of the work to female-owned businesses.  Perino falsified paperwork to conceal the fact that her business, Perdel Contracting Co., would perform no actual work on . . .

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