Guilty Plea in Philadelphia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Fraud Case
March 02, 2006
On March 2, Terry Crockett, ownerloperator of Terry F. Crockett Architects (a certified DBE), pled guilty in U. S. District Court in Philadelphia to charges related to a corruption scheme involving FAA-regulated airport advertising contracts at Philadelphia International Airport. Crockett was one of four people indicted in February on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud in a corruption scheme involving approximately $15 million in FAA-regulated concession contracts awarded by the City of Philadelphia for advertising at the airport. Crockett admitted to using his company as a conduit for $30,000 in contributions to a political action committee which supported, among others, the mayor of Philadelphia. No sentencing date has been set. This continuing investigation is being conducted jointly with the FBI.