Ex-Army Captain Dodges Prison Term For Iraqi Bribes

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army captain who pled guilty in March to accepting cash, jewelry, clothing and a sword to award government contracts during his tour of duty in Iraq was sentenced to probation by an Alaska federal judge Friday, dodging a possible two-year prison term.

U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline sentenced former Army Capt. Michael G. Rutecki, 33, to three years probation, along with $10,500 in restitution and a $2,000 fine, finding that the former officer in charge of doling out money for infrastructure projects...
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