Man convicted of fraudulently billing HUD sentenced

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – An employee of a contractor who was sentenced to prison for fraudulently billing HUD was sentenced Monday to one year of probation.

Walter Heinrich Weiss, 61, of Niagara Falls worked for John Gross at David Gross Contracting. Weiss worked with Gross and other employees to prepare and submit false bids to HUD. The contractor went so far as to keep blank letterhead from competitors to submit bids higher than their own to HUD in an effort to be awarded projects.

Weiss, who was convicted of conspiring to make a false statement in a HUD transaction, was sentenced to one year of probation.

John Gross was sentenced to 33 months in January 2012. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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