3rd Circ. Backs Fraud Conviction, Sentence For NJ Contractor

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday affirmed the conviction and sentence of a subcontractor charged with involvement in a bribery scheme for cleanup work at a Superfund site, rejecting his arguments that there wasn’t enough evidence at trial to support his conviction.

A federal jury had convicted subcontractor John A. Bennett of Bennett Environmental Inc. in March 2016 of bribing a contractor to ensure work on the Federal Creosote site in Manville, New Jersey. The jury convicted Bennett of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and major fraud against the United States and of substantive major fraud for his role in the bid-rigging...

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