Doug Evans, the owner of Evans Landscaping in Cincinnati, who was found guilty of defrauding the city and other public entities through fraudulent small business contracts was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison, three years probation and must pay a $50,000 fine.
Evans was convicted on five counts of wire fraud in 2018 after he used a shell company to win millions of dollars in public demolition work meant for those small businesses and other entities.
Evans Landscaping must also pay $500,000 in fines.
Co-conspirator and former Vice President Jim Bailey, also found guilty, will be sentenced Friday.
Federal prosecutors had requested Evans serve 63 months in prison, ban Evans Landscaping from any public work for three years, fine the company $750,000 and seize two dump trucks used in the scheme.