Sentencing in Texas Mass Transit Contract Fraud Case
September 18, 2001
James Vickers, Senior Vice President of Purcon Unlimited, was ordered jailed by a U.S. District Court judge in Austin, TX for 1 month and to pay $32,000 in restitution following his June 29, 2001 guilty plea on charges of conspiring with an employee of the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (CMTA) of Austin, TX to win a $13,000 contract for developing a policies and procedures manual for CMTA. Vickers paid the CMTA employee to ensure that he was the only bidder and then provided CMTA with a finished product that was a plagiarized copy of the Dallas Rapid Transit Authority Manual. OIG investigated this case with the FBI.