Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed

2011

Year Resolved

2012

Lead State

NJ

Participating States

Defendant(s)

John Sangiuliano

Offenses

Third Degree making false representations for a government contract

Sentence Imposed

Probation, $36,000 restitution, $25,000 penalty to state’s antitrust revolving fund, disqualified from contracting in New Jersey for five years

Case Description

Sangiuliano admitted that he falsified bids for contracts in the Westfield and Tinton Falls school districts at the behest of the engineer who oversaw construction projects in those districts, Kenneth Disko, and paid him approximately $36,000 in kickbacks. Sangiuliano, in bidding on contracts for the Westfield and Tinton Falls school districts, knowingly prepared fraudulent quotes at Disko’s direction bearing the names of other legitimate contractors, making the quotes higher than his own. He also knowingly inflated his company’s (Metropolitan Window’s) quotes and the cost of repairs for the contracts at Disko’s direction. In exchange for the inflated contracts, Sangiuliano allegedly gave kickbacks to Disko of at least $36,000 in 2009 and 2010. The investigation revealed that Disko also received over $44,000 in kickbacks from a prior owner of Metropolitan who is now deceased for contracts awarded from 2001 to 2004.