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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Jeffrey Dworek Charged with Defrauding Metro Waste Authority

Dworek alleged to have embezzled over one million dollars

DES MOINES, Iowa – On December 18, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging Jeffrey Dworek, age 54, formerly of Urbandale, with ten counts of Mail Fraud announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Trial is scheduled for February 3, 2020 before United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey.

According to the Indictment, from 2012 to 2017, Jeffrey Dworek, while employed as Metro Waste Authority Director of Operations, mailed fraudulent invoices to Metro Waste Authority for payment. The fraudulent invoices were from Britad, a company that Dworek incorporated in 2012, without the knowledge of Metro Waste Authority. As a result, Metro Waste Authority paid Britad over $1 million, to Dworek’s benefit.

The public is reminded that an Indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless they are proven guilty.

This matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated December 26, 2019