Pinoy CEO arrested in New York bribery and kickback scheme

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Filipino head of a New York-based engineering and design firm has been arrested in a multi-million dollar bribery scheme involving gas and electric company Consolidated Edison, or Con Ed, that goes back 15 years.

The US Department of Justice arrested 71-year-old Rodolfo Quiambao, president and CEO of Rudell & Associates Inc.

He’s charged with paying three Con Ed supervisors $6.9 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for contract work since the year 2000.

Quiambao is a former president of the Filipino American Association of Engineers. His projects include the interior design of JFK International Airport Terminal 4 and the Iglesia ni Cristo church in Forest Hills, NY.

Quiambao faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, if convicted.

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