DoD Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Procurement Fraud Charges

The Department of Justice has announced that a former Hill Air Force Base procurement program manager was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme involving federal procurement contracts. According to court documents, the official was offered over $1.2 million in payments and other things of value throughout the course of the conspiracy. In return for bribes offered and paid, the official admitted he gave Atlas International Trading Company of Sarasota, Florida, and its owners, favorable treatment during the procurement process and disclosed budget and competitor bid information.

For more information, see the DoJ press release.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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