Ralph Mariano

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2:13 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Ringleader of Navy Kickback Scheme Pleads Guilty

Ralph Mariano leaves the federal courthouse in Providence Thursday after pleading guilty to three felonies in a Navy kickback scheme.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

The architect of a scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to three felonies that could send him to prison for years. 

Ralph Mariano, a former civilian employee at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal government property, the theft of government property and tax evasion.  He faces up to 20 years in prison and $600,000 in fines at his sentencing September 5th.

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