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Philadelphia Company and its Owner Ordered to Pay $135,000 in Fines and Restitution for DBE Construction Fraud

On August 29, Philly-wide Interiors Inc. and its owner, Daniel Pellicciotti were ordered by U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia, PA to pay $135,000 in fines and restitution as a result of their prior guilty plea to charges of bribery and tax fraud. In March, Pellicciotti and PWI were debarred from participating in federal contracts for a term of three years. The investigation revealed that Pellicciotti provided money and other things of value to a Philadelphia Minority Business Enterprise Council employee in exchange for receiving an illicit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certificate.