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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Federal Tax Fraud – Individuals

Michael Fisher, owner of Fisher Sand & Gravel (FSG), pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of tax fraud: one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the IRS, four counts of aiding in the filing of false federal tax returns for FSG, and four counts of filing false individual tax returns for the years 2001-2004. Fisher admitted that he used FSG to pay his and family members’ personal expenses and concealed those payments from the IRS. Fisher was sentenced to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay a $90,000 fine and $308,069 in restitution. FSG chief financial officer Amiel Schaff and comptroller Clyde Frank pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Both were sentenced to 12 months probation with home confinement and a $1,000 fine. FSG entered into a deferred prosecution agreement.

Misconduct Type
Tax
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea Announcements
5/29/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Fisher Sand & Gravel Company $400,069
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (Sentence) 12/14/2009
DOJ Press Release (Plea) 5/9/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database