Construction contractors file defences to Ottawa Hospital fraud lawsuit

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Two more Ottawa Hospital construction contractors are denying any wrongdoing in their legal defences filed this week responding to allegations made in a lawsuit launched by the hospital earlier this year. In January, the Ottawa Hospital alleged five contractors and two employees conspired in a kickback scheme to defraud the hospital on construction contracts. The alleged kickbacks included lavish trips, hiring employee family members paid through invoices to the hospital, as well as providing construction work on hospital employees’ personal residences for free or at low-cost..

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