Major's Niece Cops To $9M Iraq Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 12:38 PM EDT) -- A Houston woman has pled guilty to charges that she conspired with her uncle, a U.S. Army major, to hide more than $9 million in bribes he accepted as a contracting officer in Kuwait when federal investigators started looking into the funds, making her the fourth defendant to admit to the scheme.

Nyree Pettaway, 37, pled guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to one count of conspiring with her uncle and aunt to obstruct the federal probe into money...
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