A construction foreperson has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for allegedly rigging contracts in the construction industry, according to federal prosecutors.
Robert J. Fogleman, 59, of New Jersey, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and making false statements in a 2015 trial that resulted in the guilty verdict against his brother, David Fogle, who was convicted of wire fraud, conspiracy and wire fraud.
Prosecutors said Fogle and his brother used a $1.6 million bank account to purchase contracts that were not awarded to the company, known as The Pinnacle Construction.
The indictment said the scheme resulted in more than $1 million in fraudulent contracts being awarded to a private contractor in 2016.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.