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Army Officers Indicted For Rigging Iraq Contracts

Law360 (February 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three U.S. army officers and two accomplices were indicted on Wednesday for rigging over $8.6 million worth of contracts in a scheme that stole millions of dollars from the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

The 25-count indictment claims that the three officers, who worked for the CPA-South Central Region in al-Hillah, Iraq, conspired with others to award reconstruction contracts to one man – Philip Bloom, the American owner of several companies in Iraq and Romania, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

As a result, Bloom...
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