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Florida Man Sentenced for Bribery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Florida man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for paying bribes to receive contracts for work at a college in New York.

Willian Borges, 30, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to two years of probation and forfeiture of $225,000. The government recommended a sentence of two years in prison. In October 2022, Borges pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to pay bribe payments and three counts of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.
Borges was a principal of DWD Builders, a general contracting firm, from 2018 to 2019. During this time, Borges paid bribes to co-conspirator Floyd Young, who held positions involving facility maintenance at a New York college, in exchange for preference in obtaining contracts for construction, repair, maintenance and other work for the college. The bribes Borges paid Young during face-to-face meetings were made in cash and worth 15% of the contract. In addition, as Borges received payment for work done at the college, he paid Young bribes on a periodic basis. Borges paid approximately $225,000 in exchange for approximately $2,250,000 in contracts.

In August 2020, Young pleaded guilty to steering contracts for construction, repair, maintenance and other work for the colleges to favored contractors, including Borges, in exchange for bribe payments typically in the amount of 15% of the contract.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Christopher DiMenna, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Levy’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated June 30, 2023

Public Corruption
Financial Fraud