Navy Kickback Fraudster Should Get 10 Years, US Atty Says

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors argued in Rhode Island federal court Thursday that Ralph Mariano, a former naval engineer who led a 15-year conspiracy to steal $18 million in taxpayer funds, should be sentenced to prison for more than 10 years, given his greed, lack of remorse and abuse of public trust.

U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha filed a memorandum with the District of Rhode Island urging the court to apply the strictest possible sentence in order to punish Mariano for his “pure greed” and to deter others from committing...
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