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Criminal Investigation | Sept. 22, 2022

Owner of Commercial Flooring Contractor Pleads Guilty to Participating in Kickback Scheme to Defraud a U.S. Army Facility


The owner of a Fairbanks, Alaska, commercial flooring company, pleaded guilty on Sept. 22for his role in a conspiracy to provide kickbacks related to contracts for commercial flooring services at a U.S. Army Facility.

Benjamin W. McCulloch pleaded guilty to five-count felony charges filed on Aug. 25, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. According to the plea, from March 2016 to March 2021, McCullough conspired to pay kickbacks to an employee of a prime contractor related to flooring construction contracts administered by the U.S. Army at Fort Wainwright. The charges state that McCulloch conspired to inflate the costs of four flooring construction subcontracts, and then provided the proceeds to his co-conspirator as kickbacks. During the five-year scheme, McCullough paid over $100,000 in kickbacks.