The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum project in Maryland has been put on hold because the GC provided fraudulent surety bonds. Surety bonds are a cost effective way to save taxpayers and owners from paying for the same work twice in the case of a contractor default.
Apparently, the GC on the project provided fraudulent performance and payment bonds, which probably offer no protection to the owners and taxpayers.
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This contractor should have purchased the bonds from a reputable firm, like Surety1.