US Pins Ex-Laguna Officers For $5M Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- Three former Laguna Construction Co. Inc. officers and four foreign subcontractors have been indicted in New Mexico for their roles in a purported $5.3 million kickback scheme related to U.S. Air Force contracts in the Middle East, a U.S. attorney said Friday.

Laguna administered more than $350 million in reconstruction contracts in Iraq and Jordan from 2003 to 2009, including Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment contracts, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales.

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