Boggs Paving Vice President and DBE Trucking Company Owner Plead Guilty
On August 4, 2014, Gregory Miller, Vice President for Boggs Paving, Inc., (Boggs) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Charlotte, North Carolina, to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud against the United States.
On August 5, 2014, John "Styx" Cuthbertson, President and Owner, Styx Cuthbertson Trucking, Inc. (Styx) also pleaded guilty. As a result of Cuthbertson's plea, the United States will file a motion to dismiss all charges against Styx.
According to the indictment, from at least 2003 through October 2013, Boggs obtained tens of millions of dollars of construction contracts funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, by fraudulently certifying that Styx, a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), performed several millions of dollars of hauling-type work. In reality, the majority of the work was performed by Boggs and other non-DBEs.
To create the appearance that Styx performed the work and received the payments, it is alleged that Boggs, among other things, deposited the payments into a bank account owned by Styx, but controlled by Boggs. The respective funds were then paid back to Boggs and its affiliates.