Man Convicted of Ripping Off City Over Alamodome Cleaning Contract

A businessman was convicted today on charges that he ripped off the City of San Antonio of more than a half million dollars through his contract to clean the Alamodome, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Geoffrey Comstock, 54, owner of Frio Nevado, got the janitorial services contract for the Alamodome in 2014.Prosecutors said Comstock made up employees and submitted their fake hourly time cards to the city for reimbursement.  Prosecutors say he eventually overbilled the City for more than $500,000.

The fraud was spotted by the Department of Homeland Security, which was conducting sweeps for possible illegal immigrants at San Antonio workplaces.  A periodic review of the contract by the City Auditor's Department also uncovered the discrepancies.

Comstock was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six substantive counts of wire fraud.He faces the possibility of up to twenty years in prison.

It is unclear whether San Antonio taxpayers will ever get back the $500,000 plus that was stolen by Comstock.

An employee of the firm was also charged in the fraud, but she was convicted.

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