State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder was banned from doing business with the federal government this month, according to a report on NJ.com.
In a letter to Schroeder, Army Suspension and Debarment Official Uldric Fiore wrote that he decided to debar the assemblyman and the two businesses until September 20, 2015.
Schroeder had been suspended from doing business with the government last fall because he and two of his businesses, All Points International and Hercules Global Logistics, allegedly failed to deliver tents to a military base in Afghanistan. They also allegedly failed to pay a subcontractor $158,000.
The companies "demonstrated a history of willful failure to perform under the terms of their government contracts, and engaged in acts of serious misconduct, as to affect their present responsibility as government contractors," according to the letter.
Schroeder asked to not be debarred during a presentation in December, Fiore wrote in the letter. Schroeder proposed he could pay the debts by taking more contracts with the Army and FEMA, but did not present any specific plans and refused to disclose information about his other debts, according to the letter.
Fiore also included in the letter the numerous lawsuits filed against Schroeder and the indictment on charges last December that he allegedly stole $1.8 million from investors for a housing project in North Dakota and knowingly wrote bad checks valued at more than $3.4 million for various loan payments.
"Based on the foregoing findings of fact, conclusions, and the administrative record, I have decided that the debarment of respondents is in the public interest and for the Government's protection," Fiore wrote.