An electrical contractor based in Fresno, Calif., has pleaded guilty and agree to pay $3.3 million in fines and restitution for rigging bids on a U.S. government program designed to help schools and libraries in poor areas connect to the internet, PC World reports. Howe Electric pleaded guilty June 18 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, to charges that the company engaged in two conspiracies to rig bids to two Fresno-area schools, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said. The bids were part of the e-Rate program, which allows schools and libraries to


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