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Former Utah Transit Authority Employee Sentenced for Making False Statements to Federal Agents

On January 18, 2022, former Utah Transit Authority (UTA) employee Jacob Splan pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Utah to making false statements to DOT-OIG and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agents. Splan was sentenced to 6 months home detention, 3 years of probation, a $30,000 fine, and a $100 assessment.
While working as a UTA employee, Splan hired a contractor to perform work at UTA bus stop sites. The contractor later performed additional construction work at Splan's residence and submitted an invoice to UTA for contractor payment. During an interview with DOT-OIG and FBI Special Agents, Splan falsely claimed to have paid for the residential work.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI with assistance from the UTA Police Department.