Saturday, January 31, 2009

Update: US Interior Department Official Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

Edgar A. Johnson, 60, of Bowie, Maryland, and a former US Department of the Interior official, pleaded guilty Friday to accepting $15,000 in bribes from an unnamed New Jersey-based company seeking to sell insurance to government agencies. Johnson was employed in the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. He was charged with accepting bribes from companies seeking to do business in the US Virgin Islands. Johnson, allegedly needed the extra cash to support tuition payments at a private school for one of his children as well as to support a "lavish" lifestyle.

Read FraudTalk's original post on this story here.

Read the story here and here.

Read the criminal information here.

Read his plea agreement here.

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