Contractor Admits Role In $23M Iraq Kickbacks Scheme

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A former defense contractor involved in a $23 million scheme to manipulate U.S. Army contracts in Iraq pled guilty in Alabama federal court Tuesday to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

Billy Joe Hunt, a former deputy program manager for Parsons Corp., a Pasadena, Calif. contractor, conspired with foreign subcontractors and his boss Gaines R. Newell Jr. to solicit and receive bribes from the subcontractors in exchange for the award or extension of the subcontracts, according to the plea...
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