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4 Men Charged In $16M Pentagon Kickback Scheme

Law360, Washington (October 6, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Four men, including a government employee, have been charged with operating a kickback and bribery scheme that saddled the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General with more than $15.7 million in fraudulent payments on a telecommunications contract, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday in Virginia federal court.

U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors said that business owner William S. Wilson, 52, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks to a pair of high-level employees of a prime contractor to steer information technology subcontracts to his two Lake...
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