CLEVELAND, Ohio — Among the many Metropolis Corridor data seized by federal investigators late Wednesday have been invoices and a 2015 contract for a Geauga County-based mostly contractor that is finished enterprise with the town of Cleveland for years.
Burton Scot Contractors focuses on asphalt set up and freeway rehabilitation. It lists on its web site tasks together with:
– The Cuyahoga County Airport runway reconstruction. County officers awarded a $eight.9 million contract for the venture in July 2016, data present.
– Paving for the Alternative Hall street development challenge in Cleveland.
– Asphalt resurfacing of Prospect Avenue between Ontario Street to East twenty second St. That 2015 challenge value $1.6 million and was overseen by the Ohio Division of Transportation in coordination with the town of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Company.
Obtainable metropolis data present Burton Scot has been awarded a minimum of $7.four million in metropolis paving contracts since 2015.
In 2016, the corporate was awarded a contract value almost $1.6 million for “parking enhancements” to the Collinwood Athletic Complicated for the Cleveland Metropolitan Faculty District.
In 2015, the corporate was awarded a $5.eight million contract to for metropolis paving and street-restore work.
Federal brokers searched the town’s Engineering and Development workplace in Cleveland Metropolis Corridor late Wednesday night time and seized paperwork associated to Pioneer Engineering, an organization owned by Khalil Ewais, an engineer and part chief for Development and Inspection, in addition to the Burton Scot-associated data.
A federal search warrant references the data seized, and in addition says brokers from the FBI, IRS and Division of Housing and City Improvement participated within the search.
A name left for the co-proprietor of Burton Scot was not instantly returned. Metropolis Corridor has declined remark however stated it was cooperating with authorities.
Cleveland.com reporter Eric Heisig contributed to this story