Newnan, Ga., resident Arthur W. Singleton was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for fraudulently obtaining several government construction contracts reserved for veterans with service-related disabilities.
He also was ordered to pay $181,000 in restitution.
According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: Singleton owned a construction firm named “Singleton Enterprises” and had more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
In 2007, Singleton, 63, approached a Vietnam veteran (who was bedridden from surgeries related to his combat injuries) and proposed staring a business to exploit the veteran’s disabled status to get federal government contracts that were reserved exclusively for companies owned and run by service-disabled veterans. When the veteran agreed to the scheme, Singleton formed two companies using the veteran’s name.
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