Ex-Army Colonel Gets 1 Year For Iraq Contract Scheme

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT) -- A retired U.S. Army colonel was sentenced Tuesday in Washington to serve one year in prison for taking bribes to steer a $12 million contract to build U.S. Department of Defense warehouses in Iraq to Kuwait-based Lee Dynamics International.

Col. Levonda J. Selph, who pled guilty to counts of bribery and conspiracy in 2008, admitted that she made sure Lee Dynamic won the contract when she served on a selection board for the warehouse project. In exchange, the company gave her a vacation to Thailand and...
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