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A $30 Million Case of Corruption

It’s been billed as the “largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting cases.” And following a massive, multi-year investigation by the FBI and its partners called Five Aces (a reference to cheating by stacking the deck), a total of 15 federal employees and contractors—plus one company—have since pled guilty.

Jul 19, 2013 03:00 PM

A $30 Million Case of Corruption

Five acesIt’s been billed as the “largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting cases.”

Specifically, over a five-year period, more than $30 million was illegally siphoned from federal coffers by a ring of crooked public officials and government contractors in the D.C. area operating via bribes, kickbacks, and other dirty dealings.

And following a massive, multi-year investigation by the FBI and its partners called Five Aces (a reference to cheating by stacking the deck), a total of 15 federal employees and contractors—plus one company—have since pled guilty. That includes the mastermind of the conspiracy, Kerry Khan, who just last week was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

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