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1:42 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Capitol Renovation Contractor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Credit WUIS

The Illinois attorney general says the former president of a Peoria-area construction firm involved with Illinois Capitol renovations has pleaded guilty to fraud.
 
 Stephen Roeschley is former president of Morton-based Core Construction
Services of Illinois. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says Roeschley pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud in Sangamon County court.
 
Madigan's office says the company used a minority-owned business to obtain a
contract as part of the $50 million Illinois Capitol restoration project.
Authorities say Roeschley told the Illinois Capital Development Board that BJB
Enterprises would meet legal requirements for a woman or minority-owned
business.
 
But authorities say an investigation found BJB Enterprises didn't do any work
or provide any materials for the project.
 
Roeschley was sentenced to 30 months' probation and ordered to pay $800,000
restitution.