Construction execs to pay back feds in $19M fraud scheme

    Two Pennsylvania construction executives have been ordered to pay the government $1 million each after admitting they fraudulently funneled nearly $19 million in federally funded projects to a family firm.

    A federal judge in Philadelphia ordered Dennis and Dale Weber to pay restitution to the U.S. Transportation Department and serve five years probation.

    The Kutztown brothers and Judy Noll of Mertztown pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

    Court filings show Noll was sentenced to serve three years of probation and pay more than $330,000 in restitution.

    Federal prosecutors say the three used Noll’s steel construction company to obtain hundreds of federal and state contracts between 1995 and 2011 through a program for businesses owned by women and minorities.

    Their attorneys couldn’t be reached for comments.

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