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Former CORE Construction Chief Admits Wire Fraud

Fri, 02 May 2014 15:36:26 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

The Former head of a Peoria area construction firm has admitted fraud. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 65-year old Stephen Roeschley of the Morton-based Core Construction Services of Illinois pleaded guilty to wire fraud in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Roeschley admits using BJB Enterprises in Peoria as a front to obtain a contract for part of the restoration of the state capital by using BJB to pose as a minority-owned business. But, Madigan says the state investigation showed BJB did not do any of the work on the contract. Roeschley is no longer President of Core Construction. He will have to pay $800,000 restitution to the state and serve two and a half years probation. Madigan says the pervasive evasion of the law requiring opportunities for minority and women owned businesses will not be tolerated.

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