Army Colonel Charged With $20 Million Contract Bribery Scheme

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An active-duty Army colonel and two others have been indicted for a bribery and kickbacks conspiracy that steered more than $2o million in contracts to favored contractors, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Colonel Anthony Roper, along with his wife, Audra Roper, and Dwayne Fulton, an employee of a major defense company, are charged with multiple counts of bribery and conspiracy, according to court documents.

Since 2008, the Ropers and Fulton conspired to accept cash bribes in exchange for rigging the Army’s contracting system in favor of unnamed contractors and individuals.

Anthony Roper was stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga., where he oversaw modernization of the Army’s information and communication systems, US News reports. Fulton worked for a defense contractor that the Justice Department did not name.

Audra Roper ran a shell company called Quadar Group, which investigators say was used to accept bribe payments, according to the Associated Press.

The three were also charged with obstructing an investigation and giving false statements to the authorities.

Fort Gordon did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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