Former MARTA executive charged in false invoice scam

 
 
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A former MARTA executive has been charged with funneling most of more than $500,000 collected from a false invoice scheme into his personal bank accounts, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.

Joseph J. Erves, 52, of Lithonia, Ga., former senior director of operations with the transit agency, is charged with one count of federal program theft in the scheme, which resulting in MARTA with paying for maintenance work that was never performed.

“Erves was entrusted to safeguard the taxpayer…


Atlanta Business Journal
Former MARTA executive charged in false invoice scam