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FHWA Debars Pennsylvania Painting Company and Owner

On May 11, 2020, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) debarred Hercules Painting Company, New Castle, Pennsylvania, and its owner, Maria Savakis, from participating in Federal nonprocurement and procurement transactions for 3 years.
 
In July 2017, Savakis was sentenced to 2 years of probation and $2,600 in fines following an earlier guilty plea to theft from a healthcare program. The theft was part of a $61,689 payroll scheme related to construction work on the federally funded George C. Platt Memorial Bridge Project in Philadelphia.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI, Department of Labor OIG, Environmental Protection Agency–Criminal Investigation Division, Homeland Security Investigations, and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. FHWA provided substantial assistance.
 
Note: A suspension or debarment frequently covers a specific period of time. Please consult the System for Award Management to determine whether a company or individual is currently suspended or debarred.