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Safety Consultant Must Repay $1 Million

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CN) - The vice president of IMS Safety admitted he took more than $1 million in New York City contracts while falsely representing that his employees were trained and certified in safety regulations and oversight, federal prosecutors said. The city and its contractors hired IMS to oversee safety at construction sites.

John Meyer, 58, admitted he schemed to place unqualified employees with the city's Department of Environmental Protection from 2006 through 2008, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Meyer faces up to 5 years in prison at his March 19 sentencing, and agreed to pay $1,035,000 in restitution, prosecutors said.

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