October 27, 2008
Former DOT Contract Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft from her Employer
On October 27, Jennene Angel Pugh, former Vice President of Finances and Administration of Butler Innovative Solutions, Inc. (BISI), a disadvantaged 8(a) business, pled guilty in Prince George’s County, Maryland Circuit Court to state charges of aggregated theft over $500.00. Her sentencing is scheduled for January 7, 2009. In June 2008, Ms. Pugh was indicted for embezzling approximately $859,439 from BISI by using false invoices for fictitious companies she created. BISI was awarded a $3 million contract to move furniture and office items from the former DOT Headquarters to the new Headquarters building. This is a joint investigation with Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department.