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Connecticut Man Charged for Falsifying Documents

On March 10, 2014, Barry Purnell was charged with larceny in Connecticut Superior Court.

This investigation was initiated based upon a referral from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) that Purnell had falsified his college education and engineering certifications on his resume, which he submitted to engineering firms in order to gain employment. Purnell subsequently worked as an inspector on many ARRA and state-funded construction projects for multiple engineering firms and continued to seek employment utilizing the fabricated credentials. During an interview, Purnell acknowledged falsifying his application materials and fabricating a diploma.

This investigation was worked jointly with Amtrak-OIG.

Note:  Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.