- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A sentencing hearing for a Nebraska businessman accused of fraudulently landing $23.4 million in federal contracts intended for disabled veterans will continue.

Several witnesses were called Tuesday to discuss how Omaha businessman Ram Hingorani set up a company to qualify for federal contracts by certifying a service-disabled veteran ran the company and held majority ownership. In reality prosecutors say Hingorani, who is not a veteran, ran the company and extracted millions of dollars for his own use.

He’s pleaded guilty to fraud and faces up to two years in prison under a plea agreement.

Judge Stephanie Rose will set a date to finish the sentencing which ran longer than expected on Tuesday.

Hingorani’s companies won 45 federal contracts from 2007 to 2010 to perform construction work in Iowa and Nebraska.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide