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US: Army official sentenced in record bid-rigging scheme

 |  October 27, 2014

In what prosecutors have described the largest contract bid-rigging scheme in US history, an army official has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the conspiracy.

Reports say former Army contracting official In Seon Lim was sentenced to prison after US Attorney for the District of Columbia Rob Machen launched an investigation into allegations of contract bid-rigging.

Lim was accused of offering confidential bidding information for Army contracts involving communications upgrades in South Korea, say reports. Prosecutors say Lim received kickbacks from the scheme after contractors received a project and submitted false, inflated invoices for the work.

Reports say the scheme was massive; court documents filed Friday show that Lim sought leniency on grounds that he “only” received $490,000 in bribes. That figure pales in comparison to the approximately $30 million received by Army Corps of Engineer program manager Kerry Khan. Khan is currently serving 19 years in prison for his role as alleged ringleader of the bid-rigging scheme.

Full content: Washington Times

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