PA military contractor pleads guilty in $1.4M fraud case

By Kim Slowey
August 18, 2016

Dive Brief:

  • A Pennsylvania contractor has pleaded guilty to fraud and to receiving kickbacks in connection with $1.4 million in losses at two New Jersey military facilities, according to the Times Leader.
  • Prosecutors allege that while managing military construction work, James Conway awarded his own company subcontracts for services that were never performed or only partially completed and concealed the fact that he owned the company by using an alias to sign project paperwork.
  • Authorities also maintain that Conway took more than $180,000 in kickbacks from other subcontractors in exchange for “favorable treatment.” .

Dive Insight:

A U.S. District judge ordered Conway to make full restitution, but he still faces up to $500,000 in fines and a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.

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