Michigan Airport Contractor Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud
On April 16, 2018, Gary Tenaglia was charged by information in U.S. District Court, Detroit, Michigan, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Tenaglia is the former owner of Envision Engineering & Maintenance, LLC (Envision).
The information alleges that between May 2011 and June 2014, Envision had contracts with the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to provide maintenance for the Blue Deck parking structure at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. On June 30, 2014, an internal audit by WCAA revealed that Tenaglia and Envision fraudulently charged WCAA approximately $1.5 million for the application of a deicing substance (NAAC) that Envision did not apply.
In addition, between 2012 and 2014, Tenaglia and at least two other individuals allegedly conspired to commit wire fraud. Specifically, Tenaglia emailed a false invoice from a co-conspirator purporting to show that Envision had purchased the NAAC deicer when it had not.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) assistance.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.