Contractor Gets 6 Years Over $31M NASA Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The former CEO of a Virginia-based security contracting firm was sentenced on Friday to six years in prison for his role in a $31 million kickback scheme that defrauded NASA and other government agencies by securing contracts reserved for minority small business owners.

Keith Hedman, 53, was sentenced in Virginia federal court on fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery charges, authorities said Friday. He also will have to forfeit $6.1 million and pay a $15,000 fine related to the contracts, which are valued at more than $153 million and were fraudulently obtained through a Small Business Administration program.

Hedman allegedly created...

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