Army manager got antique car, other bribes in exchange for contracting info

Army manager got antique car, other bribes in exchange for contracting info
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Schofield Barracks range operations manager pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to accept bribes in exchange for disclosing sensitive Army procurement details.

Franklin Raby, 67, of Greenville, Tenn., pleaded guilty to one count in a Tennessee federal courthouse.

Prosecutors say from March 2015 to May 2018, Raby accepted tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes ― including an antique car ― from an employee of a federal contractor.

In return, Raby provided the contractor with internal U.S. Department of Defense procurement information, and used his position to help the contractor secure U.S. Army contracts.

Raby’s sentencing is set for Aug. 5.

In a statement, U.S. Army Hawaii said it’s “committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and fully supports the thorough investigation and prosecution of suspected cases of fraud, waste or abuse.”

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