Military Officers Reach Plea Deals In Bagram Bribe Case

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. military officers accused of participating in a bribery scheme involving construction contracts at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan withdrew their not guilty pleas Monday after reaching plea deals with Hawaii prosecutors.

Sgt. Charles Finch pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and conspiracy to commit bribery, and First Sgt. Gary M. Canteen pled guilty to one charge of conspiracy in connection with the scheme.

According to prosecutors, Finch awarded a $1.5 million supply contract to a transport contracting company in exchange for a $50,000 payment funneled...
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