WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army major today pleaded guilty in
Washington to bribery charges.
Major James Momon Junior of Virginia admits he had a 5.8 million
dollar deal to steer military contracts for bottled water and other
supplies to favored companies.
The guilty plea is the latest development in one of the Justice
Department's largest military contracting fraud investigations.
Momon served as a contracting officer at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait
in 2005 and 2006.
He succeeded Major John Cockerham, who pleaded guilty in January
to money laundering as part of a nine million dollar bribery scheme
involving bottled water contracts.
Cockerham has been cooperating with investigators since pleading
guilty in a San Antonio federal court.
Momon, as part of his plea deal, agreed to do the same.
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