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Hawaii Contractor Gets 2.5 Years In Bribery Case

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The head of a Hawaii engineering firm who admitted to bribing a Micronesian official and greasing the palms of a state employee to win a total of $10.3 million in contracts was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Monday.

Frank James Lyon, known as Jim Lyon, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy in January. Lyon admitted that he and others had aimed to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Micronesian aviation official Master Halbert, who also pled guilty but has not yet been sentenced. Additionally, Lyon copped to conspiring to bribe an unnamed U.S....

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