They allegedly also submitted fraudulent invoices for the purpose of obtaining the Project Management Agreement’s provision for an additional $3 million for costs. Once The Facility Group earned every penny authorized under the contract, according to the indictment, it “walked away from the project with all of its profits, inflated costs and campaign contributions to the public official reimbursed, leaving behind approximately $2,000,000 in unpaid bills owed to contractors.” Count 2, ¶ 9.
Most of the sixteen counts each outline a separate fraudulent request for payment. These are characterized as violations of 18 U.S.C. § 2 and 18 U.S.C. § 1341, i.e., mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Count one also includes a charge of violation of 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(2), i.e., theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.