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Six Construction Company Employees Convicted and Sentenced for Using False Social Security Numbers To Acquire Healthcare Benefits

On November 5 and November 9, 2018, six employees of Southern Concrete and Construction (SCC)—Josue Eduardo Maas Aparicio, Julio Cesar Rojas Vasquez, Fredin Cordon Gonzalez, Jose Martinez, Luis Isaguirre Cortes, and Noe Galvez Mungia—were convicted in U.S. District Court, Anderson, South Carolina for using a false social security number to obtain healthcare benefits. All six defendants were sentenced to time served with 3 years of supervised release.
 
On October 14, 2018, Aparicio, Vasquez, Gonzalez, Martinez, Cortes, and Mungia were indicted for providing false Social Security numbers to SCC, a certified woman-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). SCC is currently the prime contractor on at least five DOT-funded projects totaling $1,751,517 and a subcontractor on projects totaling $2,984,142.50, all in South Carolina.
 
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Department of Labor OIG and Homeland Security Investigations.