Army Contracts Steered For Kickbacks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An investigation finds some Army officers
steered contracts to companies paying kickbacks -- and dropped
deals for those that wouldn't.
Officers in the bribery investigation include Major John
Cockerham, who's based at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, and
Major James Momon Junior of Virginia.
Their tours overlapped in the contracting office at Camp Arifjan
in Kuwait in 2005.
Cockerham and Momon have already reached deals with prosecutors.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Momon signed a plea
agreement last month, admitting to conspiracy and bribery, and is
cooperating with authorities.
Cockerham pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy to commit
bribery and money laundering.
His wife, Melissa, pleaded guilty to money laundering for
helping move the bribery money paid for contracts in bottled water,
fencing and wastewater removal.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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