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From a Justice Department press release today:
WASHINGTON – A government contractor and former employee of the U.S. Department of the Treasury was sentenced in Washington today in connection with a bribery scheme involving contracts at the U.S. Tax Court in the District of Columbia…Daniel Money, 44, of Shady Side, Md., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release and a $7,500 fine…
According to court documents, Money was a Maryland-based contractor who provided maintenance, repair, electrical, construction and other related services for government agencies, including the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Tax Court. Through his company, Daniel Construction, Money obtained and performed government contract work and was also employed as a planner for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Between March 2007 and May 2008, Money admitted he agreed to provide a government official with a total of $55,000 in bribe payments in exchange for the award of two contracts to Daniel Construction, including a contract in the amount of $188,000 at the U.S. Tax Court.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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