Ill. Woman Gets 2 Years For Gov't Internet Subsidy Scam

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 3:27 PM EST) -- A former owner of Illinois-based technology companies was sentenced Thursday to serve more than two years in prison for bribing school officials for federal contracts to install Internet access at schools in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois and Louisiana.

Gloria Harper, the former owner of Global Networking Technologies and Computer Training Associates, received a 30-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier. Harper, who had faced up to five years in prison, pled guilty last June to participating in the $2.5 million bribery and fraud scheme tied...
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