Contractor Gets 1 Year For Iraq Kickback Plot

Law360, Wilmington (October 10, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former defense contractor to 15 months in prison for his involvement in a kickback scheme that manipulated $23 million worth of U.S. Army reconstruction contracts in Iraq.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon also ordered the defendant, Billy Joe Hunt, to pay $66,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service — the taxes owed on the nearly $240,000 in kickbacks he admitted to taking from Iraqi and other foreign subcontractors in return for helping them secure weapons disposal...
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