Construction Company President Pleads Guilty to Bribery

A local construction company president pled guilty on Thursday to bribing a Tulsa public works official, according to acting United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward.

Max Elliot Wolf, age 57, of Owasso, president of Horizon Construction Company, Inc.,
pled guilty in federal court to procurement fraud bribery. He agreed to pay $939,078.56 in restitution to the city of Tulsa, according to a press release.

Of that amount, $100,000 was paid Thursday by cashier’s check, the statement said. The balance is due one week before his sentencing date.

Wolf admitted that from mid-2005 until June 2008 he made numerous bribery payments to former Tulsa Public Works Field Engineering Manager Albert Martinez with the intent to influence and reward Martinez for certifying fraudulent inflated invoices submitted by Horizon, the statement said.

Wolf is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in the public works corruption cases. His
sentencing is set for Dec. 14, after completion of a pre-sentence investigation. Wolf faces a prison sentence of up to 5 years and a fine of $250,000.

U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern is presiding in the case. The plea Thursday was before Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson.