Former Army National Guard General Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme
ALEXANDRIA, VA—John L. Jones, 76, of Stafford, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to his role in a contracting bribery scheme involving the Army National Guard and major government contractor.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady.
According to court documents, Jones was formerly a Brigadier General with the Army National Guard, and after retiring he founded Military Personnel Services Corporation (MPSC). While at MPSC, Jones was part of a bribery scheme in which he and co-conspirators agreed to pay and paid a National Guard official a percentage of the over $5.5 million worth of contracts that the official steered to MPSC. Jones faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 18, 2015. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from Defense Criminal Investigative Service’s Mid-Atlantic Field Office, and the Army Criminal Investigative Division’s Expeditionary Fraud Resident Agency’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Fahey and Trial Attorney Alison L. Anderson of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:14cr323