Three men were charged recently in federal court in Boston with conspiracy to defraud the United States and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain government contracts.
Frank Apicella, 63, of Groveland, Massachusetts; Michael Sforza, 59, of Alpharetta; and James Apicella, 37, of Kingston, New Hampshire, were charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of mail fraud.
According to the charging document, beginning in 2011 the defendants used Tactical Office Solutions, a company run by James Apicella, to bid for and obtain government contract work that was set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Historically Underutilized Business Zone companies. Although the work was bid by and awarded to Tactical Office Solutions based under these set-aside programs, the work was actually mostly performed by FENS, a company owned and operated by Frank Apicella and Michael Sforza that was not eligible for these contracts.
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