Contractor Gets 2 Years For Role In $23M Iraq Kickbacks Plot

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former defense contractor involved in a $23 million scheme to manipulate U.S. Army contracts in Iraq to more than two years in prison and ordered him to pay $1.1 million in restitution.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins doled out a 27-month sentence for Gaines R. Newell Jr., one of three defendants who were charged with criminal kickback and fraud charges tied to $23 million worth of subcontracts for weapons disposal equipment in Iraq. He allegedly accepted more...
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