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District of Columbia Public Works Contract Fraud Guilty Plea

Granja Construction, Inc, Arlington, VA, and its owner, Carlos Granja, pleaded guilty to bribery charges in US District Court, Alexandria, VA. Granja was involved in a scheme with officials of the District of Columbia Department of Public Works to overstate the amount of concrete and asphalt delivered to FHWA funded DC road-building projects. The company would deliver a load of construction materials to projects and the DPW employee would issue a receipt for more materials than were actually delivered. OIG is investigating this case with the FBI.