September 16, 2019
Michigan Man Sentenced in Wire Fraud Case
On September 16, 2019, Angelo D’Alessandro of Shelby Township, Michigan, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Detroit, to 24 months’ probation, $73,000 in restitution, and a $5,000 criminal fine. On August 13, 2018, he was charged via an information with misprision of a felony for having knowledge of wire fraud without informing the proper authorities.
D’Alessandro, a Michigan businessman, had a business relationship with Gary Tenaglia, who was charged by information on April 16, 2018, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Tenaglia was the former owner of Envision Engineering & Maintenance, LLC (Envision). The information charging Tenaglia 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. In June 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 that Envision did not apply. Furthermore, 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 deicer when it had not.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).