A federal grand jury indicted a construction contractor for stealing over $1.2 million from the United States Postal Service through a more than three-year scheme to defraud through false invoices, Acting United States Attorney Saima S. Mohsin announced today.
Mohsin was joined in the announcement by Steven Suller, Director of the Contract Fraud Investigations Division, United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.
Michael Rymar, 59, of Rochester Hills, stands charged with embezzling government funds from the United States Postal Service (USPS). From 2015 to 2018, USPS engineers awarded Rymar’s company, Horizons Materials & Management LLC, with over $5 million in contracts for repairs on USPS buildings in Michigan and New York. But the documentation Rymar provided contained false and fraudulent statements, oftentimes dramatically and falsely overstating the amount he paid subcontractors to complete the repairs. Rymar also falsely inflated the amount he paid his own employees and the cost of materials on USPS jobs. Over the course of the three-plus-year fraudulent scheme, Rymar stole over $1.2 million from USPS out of the $5 million in contracts he was awarded.
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