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Former Quality Control Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy

On August 3, 2018, Andrew Nolan was charged via criminal information, and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, to conspiring to commit wire fraud in relation to his work as a quality control manager on the project to extend the Silver Line, also known as Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Project, a project partially funded by a loan from the Department of Transportation.

Nolan was the quality control manager for a subcontractor hired to produce concrete for the Dulles Metrorail Project. Between approximately 2015 and June 2016, Nolan and quality control employees under his supervision falsified test records for the Dulles Metrorail Project to make it appear as though air content for the concrete was within the required range, even though the Project’s general contractor would reject the concrete had it known that it fell below the required air content.

DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.