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US: Prosecutors take it easy on bid-rigger in record case

 |  October 13, 2014

Federal prosecutors are reportedly recommending leniency for an individual who played a crucial role in the largest bid-rigging scandal in federal contracting history.

According to reports, Nick Park has pleaded guilty to charges in the case that ballooned into a scandal lead by former Army Corps of Engineers program manager Kerry Khan.

Park is facing a minimum of nearly four years in prison for charges of bribery after he admitted to accepting bribes to make an Army contracting official a silent partner in his business, reports say. Under the collusive agreement, Park would obtain secret bidding information from tha silent partner.

A memo Friday showed that prosecutors are recommending just 18 months in prison for Park, however. His sentencing is scheduled for October 21.

According to court filings, prosecutors say Park exited the scam before it “experienced immense growth.”

Full content: Washington Times

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