3 Indicted For Foreign Military Aircraft Contract Bribes

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT) -- Two government contractors and a U.S. Air Force program manager were indicted in Utah on Wednesday and charged with running a bribery scheme designed to funnel contracts for foreign military aircraft purchases to Florida-based Atlas International Trading Co.

Atlas’ owners, Sylvester Zugrav, 68, and Maria Zugrav, 66, promised $1.24 million in bribes to Jose Mendez, a program manager with the Air Force Foreign Materials Acquisition Support Office, which buys foreign military goods for use throughout the U.S. military, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

The Zugravs...
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