The U.S. Attorney’s office on Tuesday withdrew its claim against the home of the president of Boggs Paving Inc. after attorneys for Carl Andrew “Drew” Boggs III objected. His attorneys asserted that the $2.2 million Waxhaw home was not paid for by proceeds from activities that led to Boggs’ indictment and subsequent guilty plea on charges related to defrauding the government.
Boggs Paving and five employees, along with John “Styx” Cuthbertson, have pleaded guilty to various charges regarding fraudulent claims that Cuthbertson’s Wingate trucking company, a certified disadvantaged business enterprise, performed work valued at $3.7 million on road contracts, when in fact Boggs Paving performed the work.
In June, Boggs sold his interest in a quarry and a sand mine and used the proceeds to pay down his mortgage, said his attorneys in the response. Neither of those companies was named in the indictment.