Former Army Corps Worker Denies $50M Fraud

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee pled not guilty Thursday in New Jersey federal court to charges that he and four others scammed the government out of more than $50 million in a bribery and kickbacks scheme involving construction contracts in Iraq.

John Alfy Salama Markus, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen who lives in Pennsylvania, was arraigned on charges including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery and defraud the U.S. government. U.S. District Court Judge Jose L. Linares upheld his current bail conditions, in...
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