Skip to comments.Former Fort Monmouth (NJ) Workers Charged With Providing No-Show Jobs
Posted on 04/28/2006 4:37:23 AM PDT by Calpernia
Two former Fort Monmouth workers, and the daughter of one of them, are accused of scheming to have government contractors provide no-show jobs for the daughter.
Accused in an indictment made public today are 55-year-old Michael Rzeplinski, a former programs director for the General Services Administration and former Army supervisory engineer; 61-year-old Connie Davidson, a former G-S-A employee who lives with Rzeplinski in Red Bank, and her 33-year-old Kirsten Davidson of Red Bank.
All three are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Rzeplinski also faces two counts of mail fraud and three counts of tax evasion.
Rzeplinski and Connie Davidson are accused of using their positions to arrange the no-show jobs at two companies that had contracts to provide information technology services to the Army at Fort Monmouth.
The companies were not named in the indictment.
I can think of a dozen Senators and a hundred Representatives who should be so charged. In the stead we will summarily reelect them all.
In New Jersey, and I thought they got rid of corruption there /sarcasm
Fort Monmouth is one of the bases slated for closing too. Wonder if this is related.
Rzeplinski and Connie Davidson were accused of using their Fort Monmouth positions to arrange the no-show jobs at two companies that had contracts to provide information technology services to the Army at Fort Monmouth. The companies were not named in the indictment.
Kirsten Davidson got more than $125,000 from one company over three years, despite doing little or no work, after Rzeplinski caused a project to be awarded to that company in February 2002, the indictment charged.
She got about $156,000 from the second company, despite doing little or no work, in less than three years after Rzeplinski and her mother arranged for that company to get over a half-million dollars in government work, the indictment charged.
Rzeplinski is also accused of having the second company hire a company he created, R-ZED Engineering, as a subcontractor on its government work. Although R-ZED did no work, the second company was compelled to make payments totaling $151,500 from June 2002 to October 2005, the indictment charged.
Sounds like the good ole Clinton days. Isn't it amazing how, after he became president, all kinds of Arkansas companies were suddenly being named as winners of a myriad of govt. contracts? And we all know that Bubba is above getting kickbacks (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more).
All those wink, winks, nudge, nudges contributed to our WOT. If our administration doesn't come out and name them; then we are not in a real war.
My dad was stationed there when I was conceived...
And again post war (WW II, that is); I remember family picnics on post by the lake, and shopping at the PX...
I ran my best ever half marathon (1:20:02) there in the 80's...
And now as a real estate agent, I see huge development potential for public and private use there. Lots of waterfront to sell off to the rich folks, to help pay for some public uses.
As for the key topic, I remember guys whose highest aspiration was to be appointed to a building inspection postion in one of the north Jersey towns, so they could retire after 20 years with a government pension and move to the Florida place they bought with the bribe money...
Of course, the lesson is that civil "servants" have to be watched a little more closely (but, who is going to watch the watchers?).
United States Army Legal Services Agency
Procurement Fraud Branch
Contract & Fiscal Law Division
Army Procurement Fraud Advisors Newsletter
Conspiracy (Fort Monmouth).
On 11 September 2006, the Army SDO suspended Mr.
Michael Rzeplinski, Ms. Connie Davidson, Ms. Kirsten Davidson, and R-ZED Engineering Services (ZED). Mr. Rzeplinski worked at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, as a supervisory engineer for the Army. Ms. Connie Davidson worked for GSA as the lead customer relations manager with the Federal Technology Service (FTS), a division of GSA that
provides IT services to various federal agencies, including the Army. Ms. Kirsten Davidson is the daughter of Ms. Connie Davidson. Mr. Rzeplinski arranged for a project to be awarded to two Government contractors to provide IT-related services. He asked both contractors to hire Ms. Kirsten Davidson to perform computer-related services under his direction, and the contractors then billed the Army for her services. Mr. Rzeplinski approved approximately $838,710 in payments under this arrangement, although no work was actually performed by Ms. Kirsten Davidson under either of
the two contracts. In addition, Mr. Rzeplinski caused one of the contractors to hire a company called R-ZED Engineering Services (ZED), a sole proprietorship he controlled, as a subcontractor. From June 2002 until October 2005, the contractor mailed monthly checks in amounts of $4,000, and later $4,500, to ZED for work which was never performed. On 27 April 2006, Mr. Rzeplinski and Ms. Kirsten Davidson were indicted in the United States District Court of New Jersey. On 9 August 2006, a Superseding Information was filed against Connie Davidson, she having waived prosecution by
indictment. (Mr. Kim)
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