Feds Indict 5 Over $50M Iraq Bid-Rigging Scheme

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT) -- Three former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and two foreign contractors have been charged with defrauding the U.S. government of more than $50 million through a bribe and kickback scheme for Iraq construction contracts, New Jersey's U.S. attorney said Thursday.

The 54-count indictment unsealed Thursday named John Alfy Salama Markus, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen who was a project engineer for the Army Corps in Iraq; Onisem Gomez, a U.S. citizen and former Army Corps engineer who now lives in Panama; and Ammar Al-Jobory, an Iraqi...
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