Firms may be under investigation over Wash. minority contracts

01/9/2013 | Hispanic Business

Washington state's Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises, which recently has faced allegations of ethics violations, is getting back on track, the agency's new director says. The agency also has dealt with the majority of its backlog of inquiries from companies that are seeking certification as minority- or women-owned businesses. The FBI, however, apparently is investigating instances in which companies may have improperly received certification, according to Gov. Chris Gregoire's deputy chief of staff.

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