AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - An Amarillo man has been found guilty on 29 charges of defrauding the federal government's Pantex Nuclear Facility by billing for hours he and his employees didn't work.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 57-year-old Roy David Williams was convicted of wire fraud, theft of public money, 16 counts of fraudulent claims and 11 other counts. Williams is alleged to have defrauded Pantex of more than $169,000 in public money.
Authorities say Williams owned WAATTS Inc. in Amarillo and used bogus addresses in Tennessee as part of his scheme.
Investigators alleged Williams made unauthorized bid preparations, billed for hours when he and his employees weren't at the plant, padded payment requests and claimed unauthorized per diems.
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This weekend's closure of the Bell Street Bridge has been postponed due to the anticipation of high winds.
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