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Aid Workers Get 12 Years In $2M USAID Fraud Case

Law360 (April 26, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Two former humanitarian workers were each slapped with a 142-month prison sentence Tuesday in Washington for defrauding the federal government of $1.9 million through U.S. Agency for International Development-funded reconstruction projects in Liberia.

The sentencing of Joe O. Bondo and Morris B. Fahnbulleh followed convictions in November for conspiracy to defraud the U.S., mail fraud, wire fraud and false claims, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr.

The pair sold food earmarked for needy communities in the African country and...
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