Ex-Army Employee Convicted Of Extorting Vendors

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal jury convicted a former U.S. Army Special Operations Command employee for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from medical equipment vendors, U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding announced Tuesday.

Joseph J. Marak, who was a medical plans specialist at the USAOC's Command Surgeons Office, was found guilty Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina of one count of extortion, 17 bribery counts and 17 counts of receiving a gratuity. Scheduled to be sentenced July 12, he faces up...
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