December 7, 2018
Quality Control Manager Sentenced and Civil Judgment Ordered Against Subcontractor for Dulles Metrorail Project
On December 7, 2018, Andrew Nolan was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, to 12 months and 1 day of incarceration, 3 years of supervised release, $30,560 in forfeiture, and a $100 special assessment. On November 26, through a civil consent judgment in the same court, he agreed to pay $700,567.11 in restitution.
On August 3, 2018, Nolan pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with his work as a quality control manager for Universal Concrete Products Corporation (UCP). The company was a subcontractor hired to produce concrete on the project to extend the Silver Line, also known as Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Project. Between approximately 2015 and June 2016, Nolan and quality control employees under his supervision falsified test records for the Project to make it appear that air content for the concrete was within the required range. However, the Project’s general contractor would have rejected the concrete if it knew it fell below the required air content. On July 9, 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia filed a civil complaint against UCP, its owner, and Nolan for violating the False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI.