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From Antitrust Law Daily, April 9, 2019

Connecticut insulation contractor pleads guilty to bid rigging, wire fraud conspiracies

By Jeffrey May, J.D.

First plea agreement in ongoing Department of Justice Antitrust Division investigation.

An ongoing investigation into bid rigging and fraud by insulation contractors has netted its first guilty plea. Gary DeVoe, Branch Manager for the New England Division of an insulation contractor, pleaded guilty in federal district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to charges for his role in schemes to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation contracts, the Department of Justice announced on April 8 (U.S. v. DeVoe, Case No. 3:19-cr-00086-KAD).

DeVoe admitted to conspiring with other insulation installation contractors to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation contracts in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. The conduct took place between October 2011 and March 2018. Hospitals, schools, and others were defrauded, according to the statement.

The government did not identify DeVoe's employer. However, DeVoe was listed as a senior branch manager for the New England region for BC Flynn Contracting Corp. The firm is based in New York.

Under the plea deal agreement, DeVoe agreed to pay at least $4.5 million in restitution on a joint and several basis. Sentencing is set for July 1.

Attorneys: David Tien-Wei Huang, U.S. Attorney's Office, for the United States. Richard W. Lynch (Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, PC) for Gary DeVoe.

Companies: BC Flynn Contracting Corp.

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