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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty In Government Contract Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty In Government Contract Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man pleaded guilty today to lying to a federal investigator who was looking into allegations of major program fraud, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Troy L. Bechtel, 51, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to a federal investigator. In his plea, Bechtel admitted he lied during an investigation into allegations that United Medical Design Builders fraudulently received contracts from the Department of Defense through the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business program. Bechtel was a project manager for the company.

Sentencing is set for March 18, 2021. Bechtel could face a penalty of up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

McAllister commended the Small Business Administration - Officer of Inspector General, General Services Administration - Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Army CID Major Procurement Fraud Unit and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice press release.