Ex-Army Officer Gets 17.5 Years In Iraq Contract Plot

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 1:15 PM EST) -- A former U.S. Army officer who pled guilty to taking bribes for awarding Iraq War military contracts in a broad scheme that enlisted his wife, niece, sister and others has been sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison and restitution payments of $9.6 million.

John L. Cockerham, a major and former contracts officer, was also ordered by a judge on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to serve three years' supervised release after he gets out of prison,...
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