US Military and Contractors Stupidity Archive II

Investigations Press Releases  Straight from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Military and private contractor investigations and convictions!

 

Name Charges Convicted Date Sentence Press Link
Maj. Richard Harrington, USMC Receiving Illegal Gratuities 10/18/2010 Pending View Conviction
Lt. Col. Bruce Gillette, USA Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest 10/6/2010 Pending View Conviction
Mariam Steinbuch, Former USMC SSGT Bribery 10/5/2010 Pending View Conviction
Ismael Salinas Kickbacks 10/1/2010 Pending View Conviction
Dorothy Ellis Conspiracy 9/2/2010 Pending View Conviction
Wajdi Birjas Bribery and Money Laundering 8/11/2010 Pending View Conviction
Maj. Mark Fuller, USMC Structuring Financial Transactions 8/4/2011 Pending View Conviction
MSGT Terrance Walton, USMC Bribery, Graft, and 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 View Conviction
Terry Hall Conspiracy and Bribery 2/17/2010 Pending View Conviction
Theresa Russell, Former SSGT, USA Money Laundering 1/28/2010 5 years probation; restitution of $31,000 View Conviction
Ray Scott Chase Accepting $1.4 Million in Illegal Gratuities Related to Military Dining Contracts in Kuwait 4/21/2010 Pending View Conviction
Faustino L. Gonzales Receiving Kickbacks for Awarding Contracts in Iraq 6/24/2010 15 months in prison; 1 year supervised release; ordered to pay a fine of $10,000; restitution of $25,500; and a special assessment of $100 View Conviction
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Maj. Charles Sublett, USA Making False Statements Related to Shipment of Currency from Iraq to the United States 7/7/2010 21 months in prison; 2 years supervised release; and ordered to forfeit $107,900 and 17,120,000 in Iraqi dinar View Conviction
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William Rondell Collins Bribery and Salary Supplementation 4/21/2010 42 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; and ordered to pay a fine of $1,725 and forfeit $5,775 View Conviction
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Markus E. McClain Accepting an Illegal Gratuity 4/15/2010 Pending View Conviction
Kevin A. Davis Accepting an Illegal Gratuity 4/13/2010 Pending View Conviction
Eric Schmidt Skimming Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars From Military Contracts 3/4/2010 Pending View Conviction
Michael D. Nguyen Theft and Structuring Financial Transactions 12/7/2009 Pending View Conviction
Ronald Radcliffe Bribery and Money Laundering 10/16/2009 40 months in prison and a $30,000 fine View Conviction
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Joselito Domingo Bribery 11/19/2009 Pending View Conviction
Gloria Martinez Bribery and Conspiracy 8/12/2009 5 years in prison View Conviction
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Robert Jeffery Conspiracy and theft 8/11/2009 4 years in prison View Conviction
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William Driver Money Laundering 8/5/2009 3 years probation, to include 6 months home confinement; $36,000 restitution View Conviction
Nyree Pettaway Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice 7/28/2009 12 months and 1 day in prison; 2 years supervised release; $5 million  restitution View Conviction
Michel Jamil Conspiracy 7/27/2009 40 months in prison View Conviction
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Robert Young Conspiracy and theft of Government Property 7/24/2009 97 months in prison, 3 years supervised release; forfeiture of $1 million; and restitution of $26,276,472 View Conviction
Samir Itani Conspiracy 7/21/2009 Pending View Conviction
Tijani Saani  Filing false tax returns 6/25/2009 110 months in prison; 1 year supervised release; $1.6 million fine; and $816,485 in restitution to the IRS View Conviction
Diane Demilta Wire fraud 5/27/2009 6 months in prison; 12-month house arrest; 2 years supervised release; $20,000 fine; $70,000 restitution View Conviction
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 confinement; 2 years supervised release; forfeit $103,000; and pay jointly and severally with co-conspirator Roy Greene $52,286.60 in restitution View Conviction
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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 in restitution View Conviction
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Frederick Kenvin Conspiracy 4/30/2009 3 years probation and $2,072,967 restitution View Conviction
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Stephen Day Conspiracy to defraud the United States by misrepresentation 4/13/2009 3 years probation; $41,522 restitution; and $2,000 View Conviction
Jeff Alex Mazon, Contractor, KBR Major fraud against the United States and wire fraud 3/24/2009 1 year probation; 6 months home confinement; and $5,000 fine View Conviction
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Carolyn Blake, Sister of Maj. John Cockerham Conspiracy and money laundering 3/19/2009 70 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $3.1 million restitution View Conviction
Michael Carter, Project Engineer, Force Protection Industries Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 1/25/2009 61 months in prison; 3 years supervised release View Conviction
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Harith al-Jabawi, Contractor Conspiracy, bribery, and false statements 1/22/2009 Pending View Conviction
Maj. Christopher Murray, USA Contracting Officer     Bribery and false statements 1/8/2009 57 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $245,000 restitution View Conviction
Maj. Theresa Baker, USAR Contracting Officer Conspiracy and bribery 12/22/2008 70 months in prison; $825,000 restitution View Conviction
Col. Curtis Whiteford, USAR Senior Official, CPA-South Central Region Conspiracy, bribery, and wire fraud 11/7/2008 5 years in prison; 2 years supervised release; $16,200 restitution View Conviction
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; $100 special assessment View Conviction
David Ramirez, Contractor, Readiness Support Management, Inc. Bulk currency smuggling and structuring transactions 10/9/2008 50 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $200 special assessment View Conviction
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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 View Conviction
Jacqueline Fankhauser Receipt of stolen property 8/28/2008 1 year probation; 180 days home confinement; 104 hours community service; $10,000 fine; $100 special assessment View Conviction
Robert Bennett Contractor, KBR Violating the Anti-Kickback Act  8/28/2008 Pending View Conviction
Maj. James Momon, Jr., USA Contracting Officer Conspiracy and bribery 8/13/2008 Pending View Conviction
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; $366,640 restitution View Conviction
Capt. Cedar Lanmon, USA Accepting illegal gratuities 7/23/2008 1 year in prison; 1 year supervised release View Conviction
Maj. John Lee Cockerham, Jr., USA Contracting Officer Bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering 6/24/2008 210 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $9.6 million restitution. View Conviction
Melissa Cockerham, Wife of Maj. John Cockerham Conspiracy and money laundering 6/24/2008 41 months in prison; 3 years supervised release; $1.4 million  restitution View Conviction
Lt. Col. Levonda Selph, USAR Contracting Officer Conspiracy and bribery 6/10/2008 Pending View Conviction
Raman International Corp. Conspiracy and bribery 6/3/2008 $500,000 fine and $327,192 restitution View Conviction
Capt. Austin Key, USA Contracting Officer Bribery 12/19/2007 Pending View Conviction
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  View Conviction
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; $17,964 restitution View Conviction
Anthony Martin, Subcontractor Administrator, KBR Violating the Anti-Kickback Act 7/13/2007 1 year and 1 day in prison; 2 years supervised release; $200,504 restitution View Conviction
Jesse Lane, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy and honest services wire fraud 6/5/2007 30 months in prison; $323,228 restitution View Conviction
Steven Merkes, DoD Civilian, Operational Support Planner Accepting illegal gratuities 2/16/2007 12 months and 1 day in prison;$24,000 restitution  View Conviction
Chief Warrant Officer 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; $57,500 fine and forfeiture View Conviction
Jennifer Anjakos, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $86,557 restitution; $100 assessment View Conviction
Sgt. Lomeli Chavez, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $28,107 restitution; $100 assessment View Conviction
Sgt. Derryl Hollier, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $83,657.47 restitution; $100 assessment View Conviction
Sgt. Luis Lopez, USAR 223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $66,865 restitution; $100 assessment View Conviction
Bonnie Murphy, Contracting Officer Accepting unlawful gratuities 11/7/2006 1 year supervised release and $1,500 fine View Conviction
Samir Mahmoud, Employee of U.S. construction firm Making false statements  11/3/2006 1 day credit for time served; 2 years supervised release View Conviction
Gheevarghese Pappen, USACE Civilian  Soliciting and accepting illegal gratuities 10/12/2006 2 years in prison; 1 year supervised release; $28,900 restitution View Conviction
Lt. Col. Bruce Hopfengardner, USAR Special Advisor to CPA-South 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 fine; $144,500 forfeiture View Conviction
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; $100 special assessment View Conviction
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 fine; $133,860 restitution; $1,400 assessment View Conviction
  Witness Tampering 8/10/2009 Pending View Conviction
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; $300 special assessment View Conviction
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; $200 assessment  View Conviction
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 fine; $100 assessment (a civil settlement with EGL arising from the same facts resulted in a settlement of $4 million) View Conviction
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; $500 special assessment View Conviction
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; $200 assessment View Conviction
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