Air Force Contractors Charged In $5M Bribery, Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in Florida have hit two contractors and a former civilian U.S. Air Force employee with bribery and fraud charges, for conspiring to defraud the military out of $5.4 million, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

The 34-count indictment alleges that North Carolina resident John Norman Sims, 51, a retired Air Force officer and former civilian employee took bribes from Air Force contractor George Guyton Cannady, 63, also of North Carolina, and Ronald Benton Powers, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., who also owned companies that contracted...
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