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Sewage Plant Contractor Sues Former Employee

by ARLnow.com May 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm 4,631 14 Comments

A top manager in charge of the project to upgrade Arlington’s Water Pollution Control Plant embezzled nearly $5 million from the project’s contractor, according to a lawsuit filed in St. Louis two weeks ago.

Alberici Contractors Inc. says it did not over-charge Arlington County for its work on the $568 million project as a result of the embezzlement. Instead, the company says that the embezzlement cut into its own profits on the project.

The St. Louis Business Journal reported today that Jeff Oliver, the company’s project director for the sewage plant upgrade and expansion, is being sued for $4.8 million. Alberici says Oliver conspired with two subcontractors to over-bill the company.

Alberici’s internal investigation reportedly found that no county employees were involved. In a statement, Arlington County said that it is launching an investigation to verify that the embezzlement did not cost taxpayer dollars and did not involve any county employees.

“We have a special fiduciary responsibility for public funds,” Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan said in the statement. “We will do everything we can to make sure that the project and Arlington taxpayers were not hurt by these perpetrators.”

The project is nearly complete and Oliver “is no longer associated with the project,” the county said.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Something smells here.

  • Curious George

    Well sh**!

  • OX4

    Holy crap, Batman!

  • CW

    Well, that’s $5 million right down the drain…

    • MB

      I think the problem is that it isn’t . . .

      • CW

        Yep…keep the puns coming, please!

  • R. Griffon

    I’ll bet they called him up and said: “Mister, urine a heap of trouble!”

    • Banksy

      “Urine deep sh*t now!”

  • Hunkles

    South Arlington smells like poop

  • Marc

    This is a really sh*tty situation…..

  • Debbie

    It’s sad, very sad.

  • George

    From day one he was an A-hole.
    Ya new it all huh Jeff- NOT – Jail Time LOSER

    • Janise

      you’re the a-hole. you have no idea how this affected his whole family who were unaware. and how dare you say that about someone i bet you didnt know. he is a good man that did wrong. so shut your mouth, your ignorant.

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