Staffing Firm CEO Admits Media Agency Bribe Scheme

By Brett Barrouquere (June 23, 2021, 5:12 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina woman whose company provided staff for the U.S. Agency for Global Media has pled guilty to taking part in a bribery scheme with the one-time contracting officer for the agency, which runs the Voice of America radio service.

Rita M. Starliper, a 60-year-old from Greensboro, told a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday that she hired and paid more than $68,000 to a contracting officer's relative for a job involving minimal work. In exchange, she was awarded professional staffing contracts valued at millions of dollars, prosecutors said.

In a press release, the U.S. Department of Justice said...

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