Navy employee, contractor accused of kickbacks
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Federal prosecutors have charged two men in a kickback scheme involving millions of dollars in Navy funds.
Providence allege that Ralph Mariano padded Naval contracts issued to a Georgia company. That contractor, Anjan Dutta Gupta, allegedly funneled the money back to Mariano and his relatives.
U. S. Attorney for Rhode Island Peter Neronha said Mariano and Dutta-Gupta are alleged to have engaged in a complex bribery kickback scheme in which Mariano added funds to Navy contracts for work that was never done.
Both men are charged with bribery, a federal crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org.