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Co-Owner of New York Construction Company Sentenced to 6 Months Home Confinement and Ordered to Forfeit $990,000 to the City of New York

On October 26, 2007, Charles Ostuni, Co–Owner of Mohawk Milling and Sweeping, Inc., was sentenced to six months home confinement, 4 years probation, and ordered to forfeit $990,000 to the City of New York on charges of money laundering conspiracy stemming from the bribery of a New York City–contracted roadway construction inspector on a $16 million roadway milling contract.

The investigation established that from 2002 to 2003, Mr. Ostuni, and other defendants conspired to bribe the roadway construction inspector with approximately $25,000 in exchange for allowing them to over bill the City of New York approximately $1.4 million for more truck loads of material than were actually removed from the roadway milling job site. To date, the roadway inspector and two other defendants involved in the scheme have pled guilty and more than $1.2 million has been ordered forfeited. FHWA suspended Mr. Ostuni and Mohawk Milling.