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Bloomfield Hills man accused of stealing $12 million meant for veterans disabled in service

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 18:50:41-04

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WXYZ) — The Bloomfield Hills man accused of scamming millions of dollars in federal contract money is William Kozerski.

Federal investigators said the 62-year-old, now charged with wire fraud, claimed a construction company, CA Services, was owned by a veteran who had been disabled in service to the United States of America.

But, according to investigators, that was a lie.

"This special advantage that they get is in recognition of their service to the country, which to have someone take advantage of that, for financial gain, is reprehensible," said Gavin McClaren of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General - Criminal Investigations Division.

According to court documents, Kozerski "fraudulently claimed CA Services met the requirements of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program in order to obtain approximately $11.8 million in contracts for work at VA Medical Centers in Cleveland, Detroit and Ann Arbor."

A man at Kozerski's listed home in Bloomfield Hills said he would find someone to comment, then shut the door and never returned.

7 Action News reached out to Kozerski's relatives, including a woman believed to be his sister in Florida, but no one has responded for comment.

Kozerski is expected to soon go to Cleveland, where the investigation began, to appear in federal court for arraignment.

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