Contractor's $136M DOT Fraud Conviction Is Sound, DOJ Says

Law360, Los Angeles (October 19, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday slammed efforts by a Pennsylvania business owner to overturn his April conviction for defrauding the government by using a front company to land $136 million in contracts earmarked for minority-owned businesses, saying the evidence against him was more than sufficient.

In a 121-page brief filed Friday, prosecutors pointed to voluminous evidence showing that a jury had ample grounds to convict Joseph W. Nagle on 26 criminal counts for fraudulently using a minority-owned business to funnel U.S. Department of Transportation contracts to Cressona,...
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