The Virginia Medical Examiner's office confirmed Wednesday that John Richard "Rick" Forrester died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 55. An attorney for the company, Michael Jaffe, also confirmed Forrester's death and the company released a statement saying that Forrester died over the weekend.
Forrester was the founder of Rockville, Md.-based Forrester Construction.
The company is one of several that are under federal investigation for possible fraud involving a program meant to give contracting preferences to small D.C.-based businesses.