A contractor with ties to terrorist groups has been suspended by the Texas Department of Contracting after a review found he violated federal law by failing to obtain a license to work in the United States, according to the Texas Tribune.
The suspension comes after a U.S. House committee reported on Monday that a former employee of Texas’ largest contractor with a history of misconduct and corruption, Trans-America, had falsified documents and lied about his employment to secure a contract with the Department of Homeland Security.
Trans-American, which has more than $4 billion in revenue and a market value of more than a billion dollars, is known for its “Contract with America” program that provides contractors with government contracts.
The contractor has also received a $3.6 million federal grant from the Department’s Office of Inspector General that it has used to settle allegations of its contractors misappropriating money and failing to follow proper contracts, according the Tribune.
Transamerica did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called the program “a form of ethnic cleansing” and said it has been used to blacklist “a large portion of the population” in its report.
“The Committee is deeply concerned about the use of racial profiling to target individuals of color in the State of Texas,” it said.
“Transamerica should have been required to have a license for the use and employment of contractors with a proven history of corruption and misconduct.”