SACRAMENTO, CA - Two Sacramento-area men have been indicted for conspiracy and submitting false contractors bids and bonds in connection with the city of Sacramento's water meter retrofit project, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Spokeswoman Lauren Horwood says a grand jury handed down a 13-count indictment July 22 against Peter Scott, 47, of Roseville, and Robert "Robbie" Scott, Jr., 32, of Sacramento. The two, acting on behalf of Advantage Demolition and Engineering (ADE), are alleged to have submitted fraudulent bids and bonds guaranteeing the execution of two contracts for approximately $3.465 million to replace water meters.
Horwood said it was determined the bonds were not issued by a legitimate bonding company and used the name of a fictional attorney. The total cost of the two projects awarded to ADE was approximately $3.465 million. The money came from Environmental Protection Agency federal stimulus funds awarded to Sacramento and state coffers.
The maximum penalty for a conspiracy conviction is five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. A conviction for making false contractor's bonds, bids, and public records can bring a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release.