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Man allegedly squeezed Army contractor for payoff

Man allegedly squeezed Army contractor for payoff

Federal officials say a civilian project engineer has been charged with squeezing an Army Corps of Engineers contractor for a bribe in connection with a $2.5 million plan to build a park in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
The U.S. attorney's office said Monday that Joselito Domingo, 45, of suburban Bolingbrook, is accused of demanding a $40,000 payoff in connection with the park.
The contractor whom Domingo allegedly pressured for a bribe cooperated with investigators.
A court affidavit says Domingo supervised various construction projects such as schools and roads in and around Kirkuk from 2005 to November 2008.
Bribery carries a maximum penalty of 15 years and a $250,000 fine, although advisory sentencing guidelines could call for a lesser sentence.


Updated : 2021-03-01 16:01 GMT+08:00