On January 12, 2023, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended K&L Construction, Inc. (K&L), and its president, Kevin Alexander, from participating in federally funded programs and projects.
In November 2022, Alexander pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to tax evasion associated with the payment of employment taxes. Alexander was previously indicted for conspiracy and tax evasion. According to the indictment, between 2014 and 2021, Alexander filed false tax forms and statements, transferred property between multiple companies without disclosing them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), concealed the ownership and operation of a related construction company from DOT-OIG agents, participated in the use of an alias, and hid assets and income from Federal and State authorities. The investigation was based on a $16 million FHWA-funded reconstruction of the interchange of Woodbury County Road K-25 and I-29 in Woodbury County, Iowa, on which K&L was a subcontractor.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
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