Marine Gets Probation For Taking Bribes In Iraq

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant was sentenced Monday in a Washington court to six months of house arrest and five years' probation for accepting a bribe to steer $1 million worth of contracts in Iraq to a Lebanese company.

Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined to put Marine Staff. Sgt. Mariam Mendoza Steinbuch in prison for accepting a $25,000 bribe from the unnamed company, despite prosecutors’ call for a term of incarceration of at least 21...
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