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District of Columbia (DC) Government Suspends New York Traffic Engineering Firm in Bribery Case

On May 2, Dunn Engineering Associates, P.C. (Dunn) was suspended by the Washington, DC Office of Contracting and Procurement from doing business with the district and issued a notice of proposed debarment. Dunn pled guilty in April 2005 to charges of providing gratuities to a former DC Department of Transportation (DCDOT) official, Wilhelm DerMinassian, in exchange for favorable treatment by DerMinassian on a five-year $1 7.5 million Integrated Traffic Management System contract that Dunn held with DC-DOT. DerMinassian also pled guilty to related charges and was sentenced in September 2005 and ordered to pay $100,000 in fines and restitution and serve 30 months in prison. This investigation was conducted jointly with the FBI and the Antitrust Division of DOJ.