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News | Feb. 20, 2020

Wisconsin Accountant Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obtain over $260 Million in Small Business Contracts

By DCAA Staff Writer

Mark F. Spindler, CPA, was found guilty of conspiring with Brian L. Ganos to use front companies to obtain over $260 million in set-aside contracts intended for small businesses led by service-disabled veterans and disadvantaged individuals. The scheme involved operating three construction companies with straw owners who qualified as disadvantaged individuals or as service-disabled veterans, but who did not actually control the companies. Ganos then fraudulently obtained small business program certifications to win government-funded contracts to which the companies were not entitled. DCAA Senior Auditor Colin Feeney assisted the investigation by determining records to be subpoenaed, participating in interviews with agents and attorneys, analyzing bank records, and preparing damage models. 

Read the Department of Justice Press Release here.