Army Sgt. Pleads Guilty In Iraqi Contract Scheme

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army master sergeant pled guilty Wednesday in South Carolina federal court to one count of conspiracy in connection with his acceptance of thousands of dollars from Iraqi contractors in exchange for government contracts during his deployment.

After pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour, Julio Soto Jr., 52, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the District...
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