Doug Evans and Evans Landscaping Found Guilty

(Cincinnati) - Doug Evans, Vice President Jim Bailey and Evans Landscaping have been determined guilty of federal wire fraud charges.

A federal jury deliberated for a few hours Tuesday morning before turning over a verdict early afternoon. 

Evans and Bailey face up to 100-years in jail and the company could be fined more than $1 million.  

They're accused of fraud and conspiracy for allegedly creating a fake company to win government contracts designed for minority business owners.  Evans says he was just trying to help a friend start a business. 

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