A construction firm convicted of fraud in connection with repairing Jefferson County’s sewer system has finally paid nearly $20 million in fines and court costs assessed more than five years ago, Alabama U.S. attorney Joyce White Vance said Friday.

Roland Pugh Construction Co. was convicted in 2006 of federal mail fraud and bribery charges. The company filed for bankruptcy the same year, which interrupted the county government’s ability to collect the fines and fees.

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