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Ex-Army Corps Official’s Brother Admits to Kicback Role

June 27, 2012

The brother of an ex-Army Corps of Engineers official at the center of a $20 million bribery and false-billing scheme involving federal contracts admitted he helped hide more than $600,000 in kickback payments.

Nazim Khan, 49, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Washington to one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property. Khan, who agreed to forfeit more than $83,000, faces as long as five years in prison when he is sentenced.

Nazim Khan is the brother of Kerry Khan, a former program manager at the Army Corps who prosecutors called “the ringleader of largest bribery and bid-steering scheme in the history of federal contracting.” He is also the 10th person to plead guilty in the probe.

Kerry Khan, formerly of Alexandria, Virginia, pleaded guilty on May 17 to taking bribes and conspiring to launder money. The scheme took advantage of a five-year technology contract with the Army Corps under the so-called TIGER program, according to an indictment unsealed on Oct. 4.

William Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen, declined to comment on today’s plea.

The case is U.S. v. Khan, 12-00098, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).

To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Schoenberg in Washington at tschoenberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net.


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