U.S contractor pleads guilty to defrauding the government

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U.S contractor pleads guilty to defrauding the government
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James Conway, a U.S contractor, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and accepting illegal kickbacks within the framework of construction projects realization at the Picatinny Arsenal and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst facility, both located in New Jersey, Global Construction Review reports on the 19th of August.

The accused was acting as a regional manager for Cherokee-CRC, which is a primary contractor for grand construction projects being implemented at the two sites.

For the totality of crimes committed, Mr Conway is to be sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment with a maximum fine of $250,000.

According to investigation, from 2009 to 2015 James Conway steered subcontracts to Walsh Construction Services, a company secretly belonging to him. The company also received payments from the contractor, including charges for work that Walsh Construction did not conducted. Such activity of James Conway caused damage amounting to $1.4m.