February 24, 2020
FHWA Suspends Former Director of Tennessee Nonprofit
On February 24, 2020, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended Diana Threadgill from participating in Federal nonprocurement transactions. Threadgill was previously the executive director of the Mississippi River Corridor Tennessee (MRCT), a nonprofit organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. On February 13, 2019, she was indicted for mail fraud related to an alleged multiyear grant fraud scheme.
MRCT has received millions in grant funding from FHWA, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), State agencies, and private foundations.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with TVA-OIG and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.
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.