Ex-Navy Engineer Gets 10 Years For $18M Kickback Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A former naval engineer was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in federal prison for masterminding a massive, 15-year bribery and kickback scheme involving Navy contracts that defrauded the federal government of nearly $18 million, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island.

Ralph M. Mariano, 55, was sentenced during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Mary M. Lisi, authorities said. Mariano pleaded guilty in May to counts of conspiracy, theft of government property and tax evasion. However, since entering his plea, he has denied...
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