BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Carroll County man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly overcharging the U.S. Postal Service under his company’s contract to perform maintenance and repair services at postal service facilities.
Joseph Liberto, 45, of New Windsor, Maryland, was indicted on federal wire fraud conspiracy charges.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
According to his indictment, between 2014 and 2018, Liberto, President of Freerick-based Sierra Construction LLC, contracted with EMCOR-CSC to provide repair services to USPS facilities.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
The indictment alleges that Liberto engaged in a scheme to defraud EMCOR and the USPS by fraudulently concealing Sierra’s use of subcontractors to carry out maintenance work it was assigned to perform, making false statements, and providing false documents to EMCOR, in order to overcharge the USPS. The indictment alleges that Sierra obtained approximately $2 million through these fraudulent overbillings.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
If convicted, Liberto faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for the conspiracy, and for each of the 30 counts of wire fraud.