April 27, 2022
FHWA Debars New York and New Jersey Individuals and Companies
On April 27, 2022, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) debarred 15 individuals and related businesses from government projects and contracting for a period of 3 years, retroactive to their dates of suspension. The debarments stem from a District Attorney's Office of New York (DANY) Construction Fraud Task Force investigation into corruption and fraud connected to Department-funded projects. The investigation uncovered schemes to bribe a New York City government official in exchange for confidential information on future construction projects and fraud related to Disadvantaged, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Enterprise programs. The investigation examined the FHWA-funded New York State (NYS) Department of Transportation Kosciuszko Bridge Reconstruction Project, and various Federal Transit Administration-funded NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway projects, among other governmental projects.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the DANY Construction Fraud Task Force.
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.