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Michigan Individual Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid Rigging Conspiracy

On January 11, 2024, Bruce Israel, former vice president and part owner of Asphalt Specialists, Inc., pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to involvement in two conspiracies to rig bids for asphalt paving services contracts in Michigan.
The information alleged that as early as March 2013 until at least November 2018, Israel entered into and engaged in a conspiracy with another company and co-conspirators to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to rig bids for contracts. These contracts were for asphalt paving services in Michigan. Israel’s sentencing is scheduled for May 15, 2024.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the U.S. Postal Service OIG.