6 Face Bribery Charges For Afghanistan Contracts

Law360, New York (August 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Six people, including two military officers and four U.S. Department of Defense contractors, have been charged with bribery and conspiracy involving contracts at the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division announced Wednesday.

The indictment, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, claims that Maj. Christopher P. West of the Illinois National Guard, who served as the head of base operations at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Patrick W. Boyd,...
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