SF awards $3.2M in #contracts to company connected to alleged #bidrigging, federal indictment

 

SF awards $3.2M in contracts to company connected to alleged bid-rigging, federal indictment

San Francisco Examiner

The City has awarded a new transportation contract to a company connected with a federal indictment and alleged bid-rigging scheme, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Butler Enterprise Group, LLC was awarded two $1.6 million public outreach contracts by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Aug. 15. Meanwhile, the company’s controversial president, Derf Butler, is facing a federal indictment for an alleged bid-rigging scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Energy.

San Francisco Friends of Ethics founder Larry Bush said that San Francisco government should temporarily suspend contracts awarded to those under investigation, including federal indictment.

“If people have already been criminally charged with rigging the system,” Bush said, “they should not be let back in that system until they’re cleared.”

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