BANGOR — A Sidney man has pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements with respect to work on a federally approved highway project.
According to court records, 51-year-old Jim Wentworth was working as the project manager for a general contractor on a bridge project in Gardiner.
Records indicate Wentworth submitted documents falsely inflating the costs paid to a subcontractor.
Based on the false submissions, the Maine Department of Transportation overpaid the general contract by more than $91,000.
The project was funded in part with federal highway funds.
Wentworth faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.