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Construction Company Owner Jailed

Brian Monczka, owner of First Choice Construction of Taylor, MI, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Detroit, MI, to 5 months in jail and 400 hours of community service for making false statements regarding certified payroll records. The fraudulent payroll records allowed the company to increase its profits by about $150,000 by keeping money its employees had earned. First Choice, the prime contractor on an FAA-funded noise-abatement construction project, falsely represented its employees’ wages in documentation submitted to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Authority. The investigation was conducted jointly by OIG and the FBI.