Ex-Army Worker Gets 6 Years For Vendor Extortion

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former U.S. Army Special Operations Command employee convicted of taking bribes from medical equipment vendors to six years in prison, and ordered him to pay $365,300 in forfeiture.

The sentence that U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard imposed on Joseph J. Marak, who was a medical plans specialist at the USASOC's Command Surgeons Office, also includes three years supervised release and a $1,800 special assessment, according to the case docket.

In April, a jury found Marak guilty...
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