Firm Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribery in Public Corruption Case
Alfred Lenoci, Jr., president of United Environmental Redevelopment, LLC, in Bridgeport, CT, agreed to pay $104,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in New Haven, CT, to charges of mail fraud and bribery as part of an ongoing investigation of public corruption in Bridgeport. Between October 1999 and June 2000, Lenoci, whose company was acting as a subcontractor, received $104,000 in Federal Transit Administration grant funds through the city of Bridgeport for removing and disposing of 1,860 tons of contaminated soil allegedly from the construction site of a municipal hockey arena and parking garage. The soil actually was from sites in Norwalk, CT, and New York City. OIG investigated the case with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, and Defense Criminal Investigative Service.