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Jury finds Major Eddie Pressley Eurica Pressley guilty in solder bribery case

Former Army Major Eddie Pressley and wife Eurica found guilty on 22 charges


It took a federal jury in Alabama less than a day to convict a former US Army major and his wife of 22 counts of bribery, fraud, conspiracy and money-laundering on Tuesday.

Maj. Eddie Pressley and his wife Eurica, of Harvest, Ala., were accused of accepting $2.8 million in bribes between 2004 and 2006. Now, each faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison, US officials said.

The case against the Pressleys arose from a corruption probe focusing on , a US military base in Kuwait. The Pressleys were the first people in the case to go to trial.

Previously, 14 people had pleaded guilty to a mix of charges. Eight were former officers or enlisted personnel.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A jury found a Harvest couple guilty of 22 counts of bribery Tuesday.

U.S. Army Major Eddie Pressley and his wife Eurica took $2.8 million in bribes from a civilian defense contractor in exchange for $9.3 million in Department of Defense contracts in Iraq and Kuwait.

Those included deals for bottled water and security fencing in Iraq and Kuwait.

The couple bought cars, property and homes with the money, and set up bank accounts to launder the payoffs in Dubai, the Caymans and in Madison. Please see the original here

March 1, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Department of Defense, Iraq | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ex-military contractor gets prison for bribery

Chron AP Texas News

HOUSTON — A former senior employee of a U.S. military employee got a three-year-and-one-month prison sentence for her part in a conspiracy to bribe Army contracting officials at a U.S. base in Kuwait.

Dorothy Ellis was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to bribe public officials. U.S. District Judge David Hittner of Houston also ordered the 53-eyar-old Texas City woman to serve three years of probation and pay $360,000 in restitution. She’s the 14th of 16 people charged in the case to plead guilty.

Maj. Eddie Pressley and his wife Eurica Pressley are scheduled for trial in a Decatur, Ala., federal court Jan. 31. They allegedly took $2.8 million in bribes from a contractor who delivered bottled water and building fences in Kuwait and Iraq.

January 25, 2011 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Corruption, Iraq, Kuwait | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment