Retired Colonel Pleads Guilty To Army Contract Fraud

Law360, New York (June 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A retired U.S. Army colonel has pled guilty to accepting cash and a vacation to Thailand in exchange for helping a military contractor win a $12 million bid to build warehouses in Iraq.

Retired Col. Lavonda J. Selph of Virgina pled guilty Wednesday to bribery and conspiracy for her role in the contracting fraud at Camp Victory in Baghdad in 2004 and 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

She has agreed to cooperate with the government's investigation and pay $9,000 in restitution to the U.S....
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