February 26, 2019
Michigan Airport Contractor Suspended by the Federal Aviation Administration
On February 26, 2019, FAA suspended Angelo D’Alessandro of Shelby Township, Michigan, and Paul Hurley of Washington Township, Michigan, from participating in Federal non-procurement and procurement transactions. In 2018, both men were charged in U.S. District Court, Detroit, with misprision of a felony for having knowledge of wire fraud and not informing the proper authorities. Alessandro was charged on August 13, 2018, and Hurley was charged on October 15, 2018.
D’Alessandro and Hurley had business relationships with Gary Tenaglia, who was charged by information on April 16, 2018, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Tenaglia was the former owner of Envision Engineering & Maintenance, LLC (Envision). Between May 2011 and June 2014, Envision had contracts with the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to provide maintenance for the Blue Deck parking structure at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. In June 2014, an internal WCAA audit revealed that Tenaglia and Envision fraudulently charged the airport authority approximately $1.5 million for the application of a deicing substance, which Envision did not apply. Furthermore, between 2012 and 2014, Tenaglia and at least two other individuals allegedly conspired to commit wire fraud. Specifically, Tenaglia emailed a false invoice from a co-conspirator that claimed Envision had purchased the deicer when it had not.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) assistance.