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.