Charges Allege Two Individuals And Their Companies Exploited The USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program

April 03, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – The owner of a bridge painting company and the project manager of another (and their corporations) were charged by a federal grand jury April 3, 2018, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements in an alleged scheme that violated requirements for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and involved construction projects at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and Amtrak’s Thames River Bridge project in Connecticut.

Special Agents from Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General assisted the FBI, the DOT Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in this investigation. If convicted, the defendants face a statutory maximum sentence of 170 years in prison, possible fine, supervised release, and a $1,600 special assessment.

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