Ex-U.S. Army Corps Engineer Cops To Accepting Bribes

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer on Monday pled guilty in Virginia federal court to accepting at least $10,000 in bribes from Iraqi contractors, in exchange for recommending that the U.S. government approve their contracts and payment requests.

Thomas Aram Manok of Chantilly, Va., pled guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia, admitting to having taken commissions of up to 11 percent for advising at least one Iraqi contractor on design and staffing requirements in order for the company to qualify for approval for...
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