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Virginia Business Owner Pleads guilty in Government Kickback Scheme

by Associated Press posted Apr 18 2012 7:37PM
   WASHINGTON (AP) - The owner of a Virginia-based construction management company has pleaded guilty to his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving the awarding of federal government contracts.
     James Edward Miller pleaded guilty in Washington's federal court on Wednesday to a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
     He is the sixth person to plead guilty in the investigation, which concerns more than $20 million and bribes and kickback payments in contracts awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
     Miller was the owner of Big Surf Construction Management LLC, a company based in Virginia Beach that received millions of dollars in subcontracts.
     No sentencing date has been set.
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Virginia Business Owner Pleads guilty in Government Kickback Scheme
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