Former Marine Jailed for Iraq Bribery

By John Lee.

A former Marine has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for his role in corruption in Iraq.

LA Times reports that former staff sergeant Gilbert Mendez is the 10th Marine who was stationed at Camp Fallouja to be convicted of corruption or fraud-related offensives.

Mendez, who served at the base in 2006, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was ordered to repay $150,000 to the Department of Defense.

He admitted that he took the bribes to award more than $2.6 million in contracts for three foreign-owned firms to provide goods and services at the base.

(Source: LA Times)

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