Ex-Philly Hotel Engineer Gets 1 Year For UPenn Fraud

Law360, Philadelphia (June 16, 2017, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The former chief engineer at the Sheraton University Hotel in Philadelphia, who pled guilty to helping defraud the University of Pennsylvania of about $2.3 million through false billing, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe also ordered Dennis Gagliardi, who pled guilty to four counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering in June 2015, to make a full restitution payment to the university.

Gagliardi had pushed for a noncustodial sentence,...
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