- Associated Press - Friday, August 3, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to falsifying quality reports for concrete used in the multi-billion project to extend the D.C. region’s Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport.

Andrew Nolan of Sarasota, Florida, pleaded guilty to a wire-fraud conspiracy charge Friday in federal court in Alexandria.

Nolan admitted in court Friday that he worked quality control for a subcontractor on the project, and falsified records to show that concrete panels had an acceptable air content.

Metro says it will replace some panels and paint thousands of others with a special coating to correct the error.

While there has been a whistleblower civil lawsuit filed in connection with the faulty concrete, Nolan’s plea is the first criminal charge to come out of the case.

He will be sentenced Nov. 9.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 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