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Army Corps Bribe Conspirator Gets Two Years in Prison

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- 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 was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting he hid kickback payments.

Nazim Khan was sentenced today in federal court in Washington after pleading guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property. Khan, who agreed to forfeit more than $83,000, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to pay about $200,000 in restitution.

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.” Nazim Khan is one of 12 people who have pleaded guilty in the ongoing 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.

Kerry Khan is scheduled to be sentenced next year.

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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