US Military and Contractor Stupidity Archive I

Daniel Hutchinson Receiving stolen funds from Iraq 9/14/2012 Pending

John Markus Wire fraud, money laundering, and failure to report foreign bank and fi nancial accounts 9/7/2012 Pending

Julio Soto Conspiracy to accept illegal gratuities 8/29/2012 Pending

Jill A. Charpia Providing false statements to a government agency 8/9/2012 Pending

Robert N. Boorda Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 8/6/2012 Pending

Crystal Martin Conspiracy and money laundering 6/25/2012 Pending

Richard Evick Conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, and obstructing an agency proceeding 6/25/2012 Pending

Ahmed Kazzaz Conspiracy, kickbacks, wire fraud, and mail fraud 5/21/2012 Pending

Nicole Luvera Theft of government property 5/17/2012 Pending

Billy Joe Hunt Conspiracy and fi ling false tax returns 5/8/2012 15 months in prison; 3 years supervised
release; $66,212 in restitution to the IRS; $200 special assessment; and forfeiture of $236,472

Gaines Newell, former DoD contractor employee
Conspiracy and fi ling false tax returns 4/10/2012 27 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $1,102,115 restitution ($861,027 to USACE and $241,088 to the IRS); $200 special assessment; and forfeiture of $861,027

Maj. Christopher G. Bradley, USA
Gratuities 4/9/2012 6 months in prison; 1 year supervised
release; $20,000 restitution; and $200 special assessment

David J. Welch, former DoD contractor employee
Conspiracy to steal government property 4/2/2012 2 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $160,000 restitution

Capt. Michael G. Rutecki, USA Gratuities 3/7/2012 3 years probation; $10,500 restitution; $2,000 fine; and $100 special assessment

Sgt. Amasha M. King, USAR Conspiracy to defraud 2/14/2012 3 months in prison; 5 years probation; $20,500 restitution; and $100 special assessment

John F. Hayes Conspiracy 11/10/2011 5 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $12,000 restitution

Brian D. Cornell False statements 10/27/2011 3 months confinement; 2 years supervised release; $1,000 fine; and $100 special assessment

Robert A. Nelson, former USA sergeant
Conspiracy to steal public property 10/5/2011 4 years probation with the fi rst 6 months in home confi nement; $44,830 restitution; and $100 special assessment

Thomas A. Manok, former USACE employee
Conspiracy 9/19/2011 20 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of $73,500; and $100
special assessment

Tamimi Global Company LTD Kickbacks 9/16/2011
(Deferred Prosecution Agreement(DPA)) $13 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations

Eric Scott Hamilton, USMC gunnery sergeant
Conspiracy 8/10/2011 18 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $124,944 restitution

Francisco Mungia III Conspiracy 7/22/2011 4 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $30,000 restitution

Barry S. Szafran
Illegally receiving a gratuity 7/15/2011 1 year probation with the first 4 months in home confinement; $7,169 restitution; and $100 special assessment

Justin W. Lee, former DoD contractor
Conspiracy, bribery 7/15/2011 Pending

Derrick Shoemake, retired USA lieutenant colonel
Bribery 6/13/2011 41 months in prison; 2 years supervised
release; forfeiture of $68,100; and $181,900 restitution

David Pfl uger, former USA Lt. Col.
Conspiracy, accepting gratuities, and converting the property of another to his own use 3/25/2011 18 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $24,000 restitution

Charles Bowie, retired USA major
Engaging in monetary transactions in property derived
from specified unlawful activity 5/11/2011 2 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; $400,000 restitution; and $100 special assessment

Eddie Pressley, former USA major
Bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services
fraud, money laundering conspiracy, engaging in monetary
transactions with criminal proceeds 3/1//2011 12 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; and forfeiture of $21 million, real estate, and several automobiles

Eurica Pressley, former contractor and military spouse
Bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services
fraud, money laundering conspiracy, engaging in monetary
transactions with criminal proceeds 3/1/2011 6 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; and forfeiture of $21 million, real estate, and several automobiles

Richard Razo, former DoS
contractor and DoS employee
Wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy 2/28/2011 33 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $106,820 restitution; and $200 special assessment

Maj. Kevin Schrock, USA Money laundering 2/8/2011 3 years probation; and $47,241 restitution

Osama Ayesh, former U.S. Embassy-Baghdad employee
Theft of public money, engaging in acts affecting a
personal financial interest 2/2/2011 42 months in prison; 36 months supervised release; $243,416 restitution; and $5,000 fine

Capt. Bryant Williams, USA Honest services fraud, accepting bribes 12/17/2010 3 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of $57,030; and $200 special
assessment

Mark Carnes, USAF master sergeant
Bribery 12/16/2010 20 months in prison; 3 years supervised
release; and $4,000 fine

Michelle Adams, former DoD contractor
Bribery 12/7/2010 15 months in prison followed by supervised release

Frankie Hand, Jr., retired USN
lieutenant commander
Fraud, bribery, and receiving illegal gratuities 12/7/2010 3 years in prison and forfeiture of $757,525

Peter Dunn, former DoD contractor
Bribery 11/19/2010 14 months in prison and 2 years supervised release

Louis Berger Group Major fraud statute 11/5/2010
(DPA) $18.7 million in criminal penalties; civil settlement of $50.6 million; full restitution to USAID; adopt effective standards of conduct, internal control systems, and ethics training for employees; and employ an independent monitor to evaluate and oversee the companies compliance with the DPA for 2 years

Salvatore Pepe Conspiracy to defraud 11/5/2010 Pending

Precy Pellettieri Conspiracy to defraud 11/5/2010 Pending

Maj. Roderick Sanchez, USA Bribery 10/27/2010 5 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $15,000 fine
Maj. Richard Harrington, USMC Receiving illegal gratuities 10/18/2010 1 year and 1 day in prison; and restitution
Lt. Col. Bruce Gillette, USAR Acts affecting a personal financial interest 10/6/2010 1 year probation; $2,000 fine; 160 hours community service; and inability to possess a firearm

Mariam Steinbuch, former USMC staff sergeant
Bribery 10/5/2010 5 years probation and $25,000 restitution
Ismael Salinas Kickbacks 10/1/2010 9 months in prison (time served); 2 years supervised release; $7,500 fine; forfeiture of
$807,904; and $300 special assessment

Dorothy Ellis Conspiracy 9/2/2010 37 months in prison; 3 years probation; and $360,000 restitution

Wajdi Birjas, former DoD contract employee
Bribery, money laundering 8/11/2010 Pending

Maj. Mark Fuller, USMC Structuring fi nancial transactions 8/4/2010 1 year and 1 day in prison; $198,510 fi ne; and
$200 special assessment

Maj. Charles Sublett, USA False statements 7/7/2010 21 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; and forfeiture of $107,900 and 17,120,000 in Iraqi dinar

Capt. Faustino Gonzales, USA Receipt of a gratuity by a public offi cial 6/24/2010 15 months in prison; 1 year supervised release; $10,000 fi ne; $25,500 restitution; and $100 special assessment

MSGT Terrance Walton, USMC Bribery, graft, failure to obey a direct order 5/17/2010 Reprimand; reduction in rank from E-8 to E-3; $65,000 fine; and 62 days confinement

Capt. Eric Schmidt, USMC Wire fraud, fi ling a false federal tax form 5/17/2010 72 months in prison; 3 years probation; and $2,150,613 restitution

William Collins, USA civilian
Bribery 4/21/2010 42 months in prison; 3 years supervised
release; $1,725 fine; and forfeiture of $5,775

SFC Ryan Chase, USA Illegal gratuities, money laundering, false statements 4/21/2010 1 year and 1 day in prison; 2 years probation; and $1.4 million restitution

Marcus McClain Acceptance of illegal gratuities 4/15/2010 Pending

Kevin A. Davis Acceptance of illegal gratuities 4/13/2010 Pending

Janet Schmidt, contractor and military spouse
Filing a false tax return and fraud 3/18/2010 1 year home
confinement; 3 years probation; and $2,150,613 restitution

Terry Hall, contractor Conspiracy, bribery 2/17/2010 39 months in prison; 1 year supervised
release; and forfeiture of $15,757,000

Theresa Russell, former USA staff sergeant
Money laundering 1/28/2010 5 years probation and $31,000 restitution

Capt. Michael D. Nguyen, USA Theft and structuring financial transactions 12/7/2009 30 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $200,000 restitution; and forfeit his
interest in all personal property bought with the stolen money as well as the remaining funds seized by the government at the time of his arrest

Ronald Radcliffe Bribery and money laundering 10/16/2009 40 months in prison and $30,000 fine

Joselito Domingo Bribery 11/19/2009 39 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $70,000 fine

Gloria Martinez
Bribery and conspiracy 8/12/2009 5 years in prison

Robert Jeffery Conspiracy and theft 8/11/2009 4 years in prison

William Driver Money laundering 8/5/2009 3 years probation, to include 6 months home confinement, and $36,000 restitution

Nyree Pettaway Conspiracy to obstruct justice 7/28/2009 1 year and 1 day in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $5 million restitution

Michel Jamil Conspiracy 7/27/2009 40 months in prison

Robert Young Conspiracy and theft of government property 7/24/2009 97 months in prison; 3 years supervised
release; forfeiture of $1 million; and $26,276,472 restitution

Samir Itani Conspiracy 7/21/2009 2 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; $100,000 fi ne; and $100 special assessment

Tijani Saani
Filing false tax returns 6/25/2009 110 months in prison; 1 year supervised release; $1.6 million fi ne; and $816,485 restitution to the IRS

Diane Demilta
Wire fraud 5/27/2009 6 months in prison; 12-month house arrest; 2 years supervised release; $20,000 fine; and $70,000 restitution

Benjamin R. Kafka Misprision of a felony 5/18/2009 Pending

Elbert W. George III Theft of government property; conspiracy 5/18/2009 60 days intermittent confi nement; 2 years
supervised release; forfeit $103,000; and pay jointly and severally with co-conspirator Roy Greene $52,286.60 restitution

Roy Greene, Jr. Theft of government property; conspiracy 5/18/2009 3 years supervised release; forfeit $103,000;
and pay jointly and severally with co-conspirator

Elbert George $52,286.60
restitution

Frederick Kenvin Conspiracy 4/30/2009 3 years probation and $2,072,967 restitution

Stephen Day Conspiracy to defraud the United States by
misrepresentation 4/13/2009 3 years probation; $41,522 restitution; and $2,000 fine

Jeff Alex Mazon, contractor,
KBR
Major fraud against the United States and wire fraud 3/24/2009 1 year probation; 6 months home
confi nement; and $5,000 fi ne

Carolyn Blake,
Sister of Maj. John Cockerham
Conspiracy and money laundering 3/19/2009 70 months in prison; 3 years of supervised
release; and $3.1 million restitution

Michael Carter, Project Engineer, Force Protection Industries
Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 1/25/2009 61 months in prison and 3 years supervised release

Harith al-Jabawi, contractor Conspiracy, bribery, and false statements 1/22/2009 Pending

Maj. Christopher Murray, USA contracting officer
Bribery and false statements 1/8/2009 57 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; and $245,000 restitution

Maj. Theresa Baker, USAR contracting officer
Conspiracy and bribery 12/22/2008 70 months in prison and $825,000 restitution

Col. Curtis Whiteford, USAR Senior Official, CPASouth
Central Region
Conspiracy, bribery, and wire fraud 11/7/2008 5 years in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $16,200 restitution

Lt. Col. Michael Wheeler, USAR CPA reconstruction advisor
Conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, interstate transportation of
stolen property, and bulk cash smuggling 11/7/2008 42 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $1,200 restitution; and $100 special assessment
David Ramirez, contractor, Readiness Support Management, Inc.
Bulk currency smuggling and structuring transactions  10/9/2008 50 months in prison; 3 years supervised
release; and $200 special assessment

Lee Dubois, contractor, Future Services General Trading and Contracting Company
Theft of government property 10/7/2008 3 years in prison and repayment of $450,000 that represented the illegal proceeds of the scheme

Robert Bennett, contractor, KBR
Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 8/28/2008 1 year probation and $6,000 restitution

Maj. James Momon, Jr., USA contracting officer
Conspiracy and bribery 8/13/2008 Pending

Lt. Col. Debra M. Harrison, USA Acting Comptroller for CPA-South Central Region
Conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, smuggling cash, and preparing false tax returns 7/28/2008 30 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $366,640 restitution

Capt. Cedar Lanmon, USA Accepting illegal gratuities 7/23/2008 1 year in prison and 1 year supervised release

Jacqueline Fankhauser Receipt of stolen property 6/30/2008 1 year probation; 180 days home confinement; 104 hours community service; $10,000 fi ne; and $100 special assessment

Maj. John Lee Cockerham, Jr., USA contracting officer
Bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering 6/24/2008 210 months in prison; 3 years of supervised release; and $9.6 million restitution

Melissa Cockerham, Wife of Maj. John Cockerham
Conspiracy and money laundering 6/24/2008 41 months in prison; 3 years of supervised release; and $1.4 million restitution

Lt. Col. Levonda Selph, USAR contracting offi cer
Conspiracy and bribery 6/10/2008 12 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $5,000 fine; and $9,000 restitution

Raman International Corp. Conspiracy and bribery 6/3/2008 $500,000 fine and $327,192 restitution

Capt. Austin Key, USA contracting officer
Bribery 12/19/2007 2 years confi nement; 2 years supervised
release; $600 assessment; and forfeit $108,000

Maj. John Rivard, USAR contracting officer
Bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering 7/23/2007 10 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; $5,000 fine; and $1 million forfeiture order

Kevin Smoot, Managing Director, Eagle Global Logistics, Inc.
Violating the Anti-Kickback Act and making false statements
7/20/2007 14 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $6,000 fine; and $17,964 restitution

Anthony Martin, subcontractor administrator, KBR
Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 7/13/2007 1 year and 1 day in prison; 2 years supervised release; and $200,504 restitution

Jesse D. Lane, Jr.,USAR 223rd Finance Detachment
Conspiracy and honest services wire fraud 6/5/2007 30 months in prison and $323,228 restitution

Steven Merkes, DoD civilian, operational support planner
Accepting illegal gratuities 2/16/2007 12 months and 1 day in prison and $24,000 restitution

Chief Warrant Offi cer Peleti “Pete” Peleti, Jr., USA, Army’s
food service advisor for Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Bribery and smuggling cash 2/9/2007 28 months in prison and $57,500 fine and forfeiture

Jennifer Anjakos, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $86,557 restitution; and $100 assessment

Sgt. Carlos Lomeli Chavez, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $28,107 restitution; and $100 assessment

Sgt. Derryl Hollier, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $83,657.47 restitution; and $100 assessment

Sgt. Luis Lopez, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $66,865 restitution; and $100 assessment

Bonnie Murphy, contracting officer
Accepting unlawful gratuities 11/7/2006 1 year supervised release and $1,500 fine

Samir Mahmoud, employee of U.S. construction firm
Making false statements 11/3/2006 1 day credit for time served and 2 years supervised release

Gheevarghese Pappen, USACE civilian
Soliciting and accepting illegal gratuities 10/12/2006 2 years in prison; 1 year supervised release; and $28,900 restitution

Lt. Col. Bruce Hopfengardner, USAR special advisor to  CPASouth Central Region
Conspiracy, conspiring to commit wire fraud and money
laundering, and smuggling currency 8/25/2006 21 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $200 fi ne; and $144,500 forfeiture

Faheem Mousa Salam, interpreter, Titan Corp.
Violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s Anti-Bribery
Provisions 8/4/2006 3 years in prison; 2 years supervised release; 250 hours community service; and $100 special assessment

Mohammad Shabbir Khan, director of operations for
Kuwait and Iraq, Tamimi Global Co., Ltd.
Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 6/23/2006 51 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $10,000 fi ne; $133,860 restitution; and $1,400 assessment
Witness tampering 8/10/2009 15 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $6,000 fine; and $200 special assessment

Philip Bloom, Owner: Global Business Group, GBG Holdings,
and GBG-Logistics Division
Conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering 3/10/2006 46 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $3.6 million forfeiture; $3.6 million restitution; and $300 special assessment

Stephen Seamans, subcontracts manager, KBR
Wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy 3/1/2006 12 months and 1 day in prison;  3 years supervised release; $380,130 restitution; and $200 assessment

Christopher Cahill, regional vice president, Middle East
and India, Eagle Global Logistics, Inc.
Major fraud against the United States 2/16/2006 30 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; $10,000 fi ne; and $100
assessment (a civil settlement with EGL arising from the same facts resulted in a settlement of $4 million)

Robert Stein, CPA-South Central comptroller and funding officer
Felon in possession of a firearm, possession of machine
guns, bribery, money laundering, and conspiracy 2/2/2006 9 years in prison; 3 years supervised release; $3.6 million forfeiture; $3.5 million restitution; and $500 special assessment

Glenn Powell, subcontracts manager, KBR
Major fraud and violating the Anti-Kickback Act 8/1/2005 15 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $90,973.99 restitution; and $200 assessment