Army Sgt. Charged Over Kuwait Base Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Army sergeant and an associate were charged in West Virginia federal court earlier in June over a scheme to push $25 million in government contracts at a military base in Kuwait to two suppliers in exchange for bribes, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Sgt. 1st Class Richard Evick accepted more than $170,000 in bribes from companies looking to supply water bottles, computer equipment and other services to Camp Arifjan, an indictment handed down June 8 says. Crystal Martin helped Evick launder the money...
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