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Former DC Public Works Project Engineer Sentenced for Accepting Bribes from Federal Contractor

Timothy Martin, a former project engineer for the District of Columbia Department of Public Works, was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, DC, to 100 hours of community service for accepting a bribe from a government contractor. Martin pleaded guilty in July 2002 to taking cash from an employee of the Fort Myer Construction Corporation to include false asphalt tickets as a cost of a Federal-aid paving contract. In April 2003, Fort Myer Construction was fined $900,000 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to bribe inspectors for the city public works department. The conspiracy was tied to three paving companies that were performing about 30 federally funded contracts in the District and nine public works employees