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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Caltrans engineer indicted for fraud?

What happened to the Caltrans senior engineer Clint Gregory? He pleaded guilty to two felonies involving contract fraud. Was he ever sentenced?

– John, Sacramento

Clint Gregory of Sacramento, along with Siavash “Mike” Poursartip and Sara Shirazi, both of Walnut Creek, were indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2010, charged with defrauding the California Department of Transportation.

The three were accused of bribery, bid rigging and fraud in connection with contracts issued by Caltrans. The department is alleged to have incurred a loss of more than $1.2 million as a result of the fraud.

Gregory pleaded guilty in August 2010 and, as part of a plea agreement, agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of the two other defendants. According to federal court online records, a status hearing regarding his judgment and sentencing has been continued several times and is set for Dec. 4.

Poursartip and Shirazi pleaded not guilty and are still awaiting trial. Online court records indicate a trial confirmation hearing is scheduled for March 5, with a jury trial set for April 6.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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