Defense Contractors Plead Guilty In Bid-Rigging Probe

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two contractors pled guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy, admitting they attempted to use inside information to underbid a global competitor as a federal investigation into bid-rigging in military fuel contracts gained steam.

The ongoing criminal probe spans at least three countries, and two companies remained under indictment Wednesday.

Paul Wilkinson and Christopher Cartwright were scheduled to begin trial on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. But Wilkinson pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States, commit wire...
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