October 2, 2018
FTA Suspends Former Quality Control Manager for Conspiracy Related to the Dulles Metrorail Project
On October 2, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) suspended and proposed to debar Andrew Nolan based on his August 3, 2018, conviction in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Nolan pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud while working as the quality control manager for a subcontractor hired to produce concrete for Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Project, which was partially funded by a loan from DOT.
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 specified range. Nolan knew the concrete would have been rejected by the project’s general contractor.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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