Army Sergeant Gets 1 Year For Afghan Contract Bribes

Law360, Chicago (December 5, 2011, 7:08 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced a U.S. Army sergeant to one year and one day in prison Monday after she admitted to accepting roughly $30,000 in illicit payments from two defense contractor executives involved in a larger bribery scheme in Afghanistan.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly's sentence fell in line with what the government said Sheryl A. Ayeni should receive for taking bribes from Assad John Ramin and Tahir Ramin, the heads of contractor AZ Corp. who are set to be sentenced in January for authorizing...
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