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A former U.S. Army Reserve employee pleaded guilty today to charges of wire fraud and theft of government money as part of a scheme to steal more than $400,000 from the 63rd Regional Support Command at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

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United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that David Wikel, president of Florida-based Therma-Seal Roof Systems, LLC, was charged with providing kickbacks in connection with the $1.7 million dollar federal government subcontract to retrofit the roof of the Ron de Lugo Federal Building in St. Thomas, VI.

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Troy L. Bechtel, 49, of Overland Park, Kan., is charged in a federal indictment with two counts of major program fraud against the United States and two counts of lying to federal investigators, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

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On Friday, October 12, 2018, 40 years to the day that President Jimmy Carter signed the Inspector General Act of 1978, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency will host an event at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia, to commemorate the impact of federal Inspectors General.

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Arturo Vargas, 55, a businessman from El Paso, Texas, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to participating in a fraudulent scheme to defraud the United States out of millions of dollars through contracts involving the now defunct Big Crow Program Office at Kirtland Air Force Base in Bernalillo County, N.M.

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United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., of Hartland, Wisconsin, and his company, Sonag Ready Mix, LLC, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have agreed to pay $629,732 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by defrauding the United States Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) program.