June 11, 2021
FHWA Debars VDOT Supervisors and Contractors
On June 11, 2021, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) debarred two Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) supervisors, Anthony Willie, for 43 months, and Kenneth Duane Adams, 58 months. FHWA also debarred Adams’ nominee-owned company, Supreme Landscaping, for 58 months. Beginning in early 2013, Willie and Adams used their official positions as employees at VDOT’s Burke Area Headquarters to negotiate bribe agreements with several owners and operators of trucking and snow-removal companies in northern Virginia. In addition, from 2011 through 2016, Adams conspired with another individual, who agreed to subcontract snow-removal work to Supreme Landscaping.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI, Virginia State Police, and Fairfax County Police Department, with assistance from the VDOT Office of Assurance and Compliance.
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.