Ex-Army Major Gets 5 Years For Afghanistan Bribe Plot

Law360, Chicago (December 20, 2011, 6:10 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced a former U.S. Army National Guard major to five years in prison Tuesday after he copped to taking part in a government contracts bribery scheme in Afghanistan that has sparked charges against military personnel and private companies alike.

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly also ordered Christopher West to shell out $500,000 in restitution as set out in the plea deal he struck with the government in 2009, in which he copped to three counts of bribery and five counts of...
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