Soldier Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes in Iraq

By John Lee.

A US Army major has pleaded guilty to accepting gratuities from contractors while working in Iraq.

Court documents say that Ulysses S. Hicks (40) was a U.S. Army captain serving as a pay agent for money used to buy miscellaneous items and supplies from local vendors.

From about March 2007 to October 2008, Hicks and a co-conspirator sought, received and accepted illegal gratuities for helping Iraqi contractors get U.S. government contracts.

He faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and as much as three years of supervised release. He has agreed to pay $65,409 plus interest.

(Sources: WBTW, Associated Press)

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