Ex-Soldier Gets 6 Months For Role In Bagram Bribe Scheme

Law360, Chicago (February 23, 2012, 8:44 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced a longtime member of the U.S. Army National Guard to six months in prison Thursday for receiving and concealing cash that his friend, a fellow former National Guardsman, raked in through a government contracts bribery scheme in Afghanistan.

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly also ordered Charles Patton, 58, to shell out $100,000 in restitution for his admitted receipt of the proceeds of a massive bribe scheme at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan that has sparked charges against a slew of military...
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