Evans Landscaping owner to begin 21-month prison sentence in wire fraud case

Doug Evans will report to jail Friday to serve his 21 month sentence after being convicted of wire fraud. The owner of Evans Landscaping was found guilty of wire fraud back in 2018 and has appealed his judgment. The appeals court upheld Evans’ conviction earlier this year. A jury found Jim Bailey and Doug Evans, owners of Evans Landscaping, guilty of a total of six cases, including two cases of conspiracy to commit wire transfer fraud and three cases of wire transfer fraud. According to the allegations made against Evans and Bailey, the company started a company with an African-American IT professional as a figurehead so the company could win business deals with minority companies valued at $ 1.9 million in city funds. IT staff member Korey Jordan testified against Evans. Jordan, who is African American, said he was the figurehead for a company called Ergon, which was really a facade for Evans to get minority deals in the market for a fair chance, “said Ben Glassman, the US attorney of the Southern District of Ohio.

Doug Evans will report to jail Friday to serve his 21 month sentence after being convicted of wire fraud.

The owner of Evans Landscaping was found guilty of wire fraud back in 2018 and has appealed his judgment.

The appeals court upheld Evans’ conviction earlier this year.

A jury found Jim Bailey and Doug Evans, owners of Evans Landscaping, guilty of a total of six cases, including two cases of conspiracy to commit wire transfer fraud and three cases of wire transfer fraud.

According to allegations against Evans and Bailey, the company started a company with an African-American IT professional as a flagship to secure business deals with minority companies valued at $ 1.9 million in city funds.

IT employee Korey Jordan testified against Evans. Jordan, who is African American, said he was the figurehead for a company called Ergon, which was really a facade for Evans to get minority deals.

“We need to make sure everyone obeys the rules so that small businesses, large companies, and everyone in the market have a fair chance,” said Ben Glassman, US attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

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