Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Defunct business admits fraud

GULFPORT, Miss. -- A former Diamondhead business admitted making false statements on concrete-stress tests on jobs at Stennis Space Center. Corporate representative Robert C. Miller pleaded guilty on the company's behalf Tuesday in U.S. District Court, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Miller was doing business as Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories LLC, a subcontractor on projects at Stennis in 2011. The company, which faces a fine of up to $250,000 Sept. 4, was indicted in April on charges involving work for NASA on three diffuser pads on a flight-engine test stand and for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant. (Source: Sun Herald, 06/04/13)