17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick announced today that former Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing Owner and President, Jerry Rhea (DOB: 01/11/1948) was sentenced for theft of Adams County funds.
Charges stem from paving and resurfacing contracts between Quality Paving/Resurfacing and Adams County Public Works in 2007. Evidence presented at trial showed several discrepancies in what was billed to Adams County by Quality Resurfacing and what work was actually completed by the company.
On February 6, 2012, an Adams County jury found Rhea guilty of several felony theft counts and attempting to influence a public servant. Rhea is the fifth person convicted out of seven charged in the Quality Paving/Resurfacing scandal. There is only one case remaining to be tried on September 13, 2012.
During sentencing Chief Trial Deputy Dave Young stated “Mr. Rhea violated the public trust….This case involved corruption and theft from Adams County.” Judge Stephen Shinn sentenced Rhea to a total of nine years to the Colorado Department of Corrections.
DA Quick states, “It is my hope that this conviction and sentence will begin to help Adams County citizens restore confidence in their leaders. Sheriff Darr and I again wish to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s investigators and the Adams County prosecutors for their work over the last three years to bring these cases to resolution.”