FAA Suspends Michigan Airport Contractor
On August 10, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended Envision Construction Management, LLC, from participating in Federal non-procurement and procurement transactions.
The suspension relates to a case involving Gary Tenaglia, the former owner of Envision Engineering & Maintenance, LLC (Envision). On April 16, 2018, in U.S. District Court, Detroit, Michigan, Tenaglia was charged by information 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 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 purporting to show that Envision had purchased the NAAC deicer when it had not.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s assistance.
Note: Exclusion actions (suspensions and debarments) are frequently for a specific period of time, and the System for Award Management should be consulted to find out whether a company is currently excluded.