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Employee of Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Kickback Charges Image of OIG badge

An employee of a government contractor pleaded guilty today to his involvement in a scheme to overbill a contract administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) by approximately $1.25 million, and solicit and receive kickbacks from a subcontractor in exchange for providing that subcontractor valuable contract modifications.

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Former Sailor Sentenced to Prison for Child Exploitation Crime Image of OIG badge

 A former U.S. Navy Seabee was sentenced today to 109 months in prison for transporting images of child sexual abuse.

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USDA Contractor Admits To Giving Gifts To USDA Officials to Influence Award of Contracts and Obstructing Federal Grand Jury Investigation Image of OIG badge

Eric Schneider, a 60-year-old Virginia resident and former Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Communications Resource, Inc. (CRI), pled guilty on November 6, 2020 in federal court in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act and one count of obstruction of justice.

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