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Project Manager Pleads Guilty to Mail/Wire Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with DBE Fraud Scheme

On July 31, 2012, Richard Schultz, project manager of Nationwide Construction (a non-DBE), pled guilty to a mail and wire fraud conspiracy.  Between 2007 and March 2011, Mr. Schultz conspired with Madeline Pepe of Staten-Island-based MS Construction Corporation, a DBE, by performing the fencing work that was contracted to MS Construction on an Federal Aviation Administration funded JFK Airport project.  Pursuant to the plea, Mr. Schultz agreed to a monetary forfeiture of $61,750.

This case is being worked jointly with the U.S. Department of Labor-OIG, the Port Authority of NY & NJ-OIG, and the New York City Department of Investigation.