US Seeks Life Sentence For Leader Of Army Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 5:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Sunday asked a federal judge to impose a life prison sentence on a former U.S. Army major convicted of taking $3 million in bribes in exchange for contracts to supply bottled water in Iraq and Kuwait.

Prosecutors argued that Eddie Pressley, a former Army contracting officer, should receive the statutory maximum sentence, saying it was consistent with his crimes and would discourage others from following in his footsteps.

Pressley, his wife Eurica, government contractor Terry Hall and more than a dozen others...
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