Man found guilty in job fraud case

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A manager of a sprinkler company in Ashland could go to prison for a job he did wrong at Fort Lee.

The Times Dispatch reports 65-year-old Claude Gibson was accused of using foreign-made parts instead of American parts for a sprinkler job at Fort Lee.

The problem was the Fort Lee job was funding Gibson under the "Buy American Act."

That's a Federal law that gives preference to products made in the U.S.

In Federal court yesterday, Gibson admitted to making employees change the foreign parts so it would say "Made in USA" on them.

He now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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