A federal jury has found Doug Evans, owner of Evans Landscaping, and his vice president, Jim Bailey, guilty on all counts in a wire fraud case. Evans and Bailey were charged with committing wire fraud and misprision of a felony in setting up a dummy company, Ergon, to win minority contracts worth millions of dollars from the City of Cincinnati.
According to the indictment, Evans Landscaping is not certified and does not qualify as a “small business enterprise,” a “minority business enterprise,” or economically disadvantaged under the regulations set forth by federal, state or local government programs.
Evans faces more than 100 years in jail if convicted on all counts of conspiracy and wire fraud.
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