By Associated Press - Friday, January 17, 2014

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 ( 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 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,

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