FAA Suspends Michigan Airport Contractor Facing Wire Fraud Charges
On July 2, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended Gary Tenaglia, former owner of Envision Engineering & Maintenance, LLC (Envision), from participating in Federal non-procurement and procurement transactions.
On April 16, 2018, Tenaglia was charged by information in U.S. District Court, Detroit, Michigan, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The information alleged 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 had 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 that indicated Envision had purchased the NAAC deicer when it had not.
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