Ex-Army Engineer Gets 13 Years For Iraqi Contract Bribes

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee was sentenced Tuesday in New Jersey federal court to 13 years in prison for taking $3.7 million in bribes and kickbacks in connection with more than $50 million in government contracts in Iraq.

John Alfy Salama Markus, a former USACE project engineer who was based in Tikrit, Iraq, accepted the bribes in exchange for influencing the review and award process for lucrative reconstruction contracts in favor of at least three foreign companies from July 2007 to June 2008....
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