JCI to pay $100,000 to former contractor for false report
NEW YORK — JCI will pay $90,000 for a former contractor who falsely reported a fire on the eve of a World Bank event, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
U.S.-based JCI was responsible for hiring the man who fabricated the fire, officials said, but the company will also pay a $100k fine and forfeit the contract.JCI had to hire a new contractor after the false report and the false information was used by the company to get a loan to cover the cost of the event.
The event was supposed to be held in September, but was canceled because of Hurricane Irma.JCL International, the company that hired the man, had to pay a fine of $90k and forfeit a contract, the officials said.
The company, based in Boston, has since been taken off the World Bank payroll and will be paid a $200,000 fine, they said.JCl International, which has offices in India and Singapore, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.