SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A special projects and fleet manager for Midvale is accused of failing disclose his interest in companies that were awarded city contracts for a street lighting project.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ad7jwU) that prosecutors added the companies Thursday to the criminal case against Bryce Westcott, who was arrested in November.
Westcott’s next court date is Thursday on charges of fraud, theft and a pattern of unlawful activity.
The companies - identified as DiVi Energy LLC, WT Group LLC, and Thompson Westcott LLC - were paid to do consulting work, studies and installation for 300 new street lights.
Prosecutors say Westcott also secretly brokered the sale of a city backhoe to the affiliated companies and pocketed $12,900 after the backhoe was resold on KSL.com for $32,000.
Westcott’s attorney, Ron Yengich, didn’t immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com
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