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Mr. Nizar Katbi

Wrong Nizar Katbi?

Chairman

FTR International Inc
400 Exchange, Suite 150
Irvine, California 92602
United States

Company Description: FTR International, Inc. was established in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. The company specializes in Public Works and engineering construction projects. To...   more
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Employment History

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March 15, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- ...
www.mmdnewswire.com, 13 Mar 2012 [cached]
March 15, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- In a ruling issued late on March 13, 2012, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson issued a detailed 17-page order directing the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to throw out its February 8, 2012 order debarring FTR International, Inc. and its President, Nizar Katbi, from "bidding, contracting, subcontracting, or performing work on any District project for a period of five (5) years.
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Based on a thorough review of the evidence considered by the Board, Judge Johnson found that the Board abused its discretion in debarring FTR and Katbi because the evidence did not support the charges against them.
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Judge Johnson also found that the Board violated the constitutional rights of FTR and Katbi by refusing to rule on any of their defenses, and by rejecting FTR and Katbi's request that the debarment hearing be held before a neutral arbitrator, rather than a committee of the Board.
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In so ruling, Judge Johnson specifically found that the Board harbored an "unacceptable probability of actual bias" against FTR and Katbi.
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On October 17, 2011, the Board issued three charges against FTR and Katbi, accusing them of submitting a "false and fraudulent" pay application in August, 2008, providing a "false and fraudulent" form in June 2009, and performing substandard construction on the Allied Health and Science Building at LACCD's Valley College, which was occupied in 2008.
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FTR's President, Nizar Katbi, said of the Court's ruling, "I feel very pleased and vindicated by the judge's powerful ruling in favor of FTR.
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FTR and Mr. Katbi have filed a lawsuit against LACCD's Board seeking damages for their unlawful efforts and violation of constitutional rights. The action is currently pending the final ruling from the Los Angeles Superior Court.
FTR's owner, Nizar ...
www.opencompca.com, 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
FTR's owner, Nizar Katbi, declined requests for an interview.
In a recent letter to the trustees, Katbi said FTR made "full disclosure" to the district about its consulting payments to Gateway.
"FTR has done NOTHING unethical," he wrote.
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Katbi, too, has been a top donor to the trustees. FTR, which he founded in 1984, has built school buildings, police stations and athletic facilities across Southern California. Overall, it has won $232 million in contracts with the district construction program.
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In December 2007, Katbi sought speedy payment of a $1.4-million bill for concrete and steel framing work, along with installation of water pipes, air ducts and electrical cables.
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At a meeting at the Mission campus, Katbi, who is of Middle Eastern descent, screamed at the inspector, called him a racist and threatened to sue him, according to a complaint McCarthy filed with the district and written reports from witnesses.
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In both cases, records show, Katbi negotiated a price directly with Gateway's Quintanilla: $960,000 for the pipeline work and $1 million for the trenching.
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Nine months after FTR received the money, Katbi acknowledged that his firm had actually performed just $30,000 in survey work for the pipeline, according to a summary of a meeting attended by Katbi and Gateway managers.
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Gastelum said Katbi included Gateway in his proposal in the hope of improving FTR's chances of getting the job.
FTR's owner, Nizar ...
www.latimes.com, 22 Jan 2012 [cached]
FTR's owner, Nizar Katbi, declined requests for an interview.
A spokesman for Nizar Katbi, ...
www.opencompca.com, 19 Oct 2011 [cached]
A spokesman for Nizar Katbi, FTR's owner and chief executive, had no immediate comment. The college district has awarded FTR $232 million in construction contracts.
Traber and Voorhees - Civil Rights Attorneys in California
www.tvlegal.com, 7 Dec 2011 [cached]
In a ruling issued on March 13, 2012, L.A. Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson issued a detailed 17-page order directing the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District to throw out its February 8, 2012 order debarring FTR International, Inc. and its President, Nizar Katbi, from "bidding, contracting, subcontracting, or performing work on any District project for a period of five (5) years.
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Judge Johnson found that the Board abused its discretion in debarring FTR and Katbi because the evidence did not support the charges against them, also finding that the Board violated the constitutional rights of FTR and Katbi by refusing to rule on any of their defenses, and by rejecting FTR and Katbi's request that the debarment hearing be held before a neutral arbitrator, rather than a committee of the Board.
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In so ruling, Judge Johnson specifically found that the Board harbored an "unacceptable probability of actual bias" against FTR and Katbi.
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