3rd Circ. Backs Ex-Army Officers' Bid-Rigging Convictions

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday upheld the convictions and sentences of Curtis Whiteford and Michael Wheeler, two U.S. Army Reserve officers involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy to rig bids on contracts awarded by the Coalition Provisional Authority in Al-Hillah, Iraq.

Whiteford and Wheeler had appealed their convictions on three grounds: that there wasn't enough evidence to establish their participation in the conspiracy; that they deserved new trials, in part because a key witness was allegedly coached from the courtroom while he testified; and that the denial...
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