The former New Rochelle Department of Public Works supervisor who resigned last week was arraigned today on 66 charges related to allegedly steering city contracts to vendors of his choice.
Richard Fevang, the former Fleet Manager of the city’s Central Garage on Main Street, is being charged with 22 counts of tampering with public records, 22 counts of falsifying business records and 22 counts of official misconduct, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.
The charges stem from incidents the DA’s office says took place between September 2005 and December 2010, during which time Fevang allegedly tampered with and falsified information involved in the bidding process so his favored vendors won city contracts. Fevang was responsible for the maintenance and repair of city vehicles.
“The result was that the City of New Rochelle and its taxpayers were deprived of having an actual competitive bidding process take place on each of these instances to ensure that the lowest responsible bidder would be chosen,” a press released issued by the DA said.
Bail was set at $5,000 bond over $2,500 cash. Fevang’s next court appearance will be on September 28.
He faces a maximum of seven years in state prison on the top counts of the indictment.