Air Force Program Manager Cops To Contract Bribes

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Air Force program manager pled guilty Monday in Utah to bribery and fraud charges in connection with a scheme to funnel contracts for foreign military aircraft purchases to a Florida couple's company.

Jose Mendez copped to charges of bribery and procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery and procurement fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah. He is set to be sentenced Feb. 21, and faces up to 25 years in prison.

Counsel for Mendez did not immediately respond...
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