The inner workings of Evans Landscaping’s payroll, accounting and billing were exposed during testimony in U.S. District Court.
Evans’ longtime bookkeeper, Larry Zapolski, testified for more than four hours as prosecutors tried to show a paper trail between Evans Landscaping and a front company they allege was created to win minority and small business contracts from the city and state.
As the criminal trial of Doug Evans, owner of Evans Landscaping, moves into its third week, prosecutors may be close to resting their case against the prominent Newtown, Ohio businessman.
Prosecutors allege that Evans and an IT employee, Korey Jordan, created a new company, Ergon Site Construction, in 2008 to act as a front for Evans to win small business and minority contracts with the state and the city of Cincinnati—140 city demolition contracts worth more than $2 million.
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