WASHINGTON – A government contractor and former employee of the U.S. Department of the Treasury was sentenced in Washington today in connection with a bribery scheme involving contracts at the U.S. Tax Court in the District of Columbia, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division announced.
Daniel Money, 44, of Shady Side, Md., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release and a $7,500 fine. Money pleaded guilty on Sept. 5, 2008, to one count of bribery. As part of the plea agreement and by order of the court, Money also will forfeit $95,000, which constitutes the profit that Money made on the contract that he performed as part of the bribery scheme. As part of the plea agreement, Money also agreed to pay restitution of $2,250 to the U.S. Department of the Treasury related to his theft of diesel fuel from the Treasury.
According to court documents, Money was a Maryland-based contractor who provided maintenance, repair, electrical, construction and other related services for government agencies, including the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Tax Court. Through his company, Daniel Construction, Money obtained and performed government contract work and was also employed as a planner for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Between March 2007 and May 2008, Money admitted he agreed to provide a government official with a total of $55,000 in bribe payments in exchange for the award of two contracts to Daniel Construction, including a contract in the amount of $188,000 at the U.S. Tax Court.
The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Daniel A. Petalas, Richard B. Evans and Peter M. Koski of the Public Integrity Section, headed by Section Chief William M. Welch II. The case was investigated jointly by the GSA Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Treasury Office of the Inspector General and the FBI.