Former Hawaii-based soldier sentenced to prison for taking bribes while in IraqBy AP
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Former soldier sentenced to prison for bribery
HONOLULU — A retired Army master sergeant who pleaded guilty to bribery and money-laundering charges stemming from his time in Iraq has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
Ronald Joseph Radcliffe was also fined $30,000 when he was sentenced Monday in federal court.
The 43-year-old Radcliffe was in Iraq from January 2004 to February 2005 as a member of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks.
According to an indictment, Radcliffe was stationed in Kirkuk as a supply official when he accepted money from a Turkish national in return for steering Army contracts to several of the man’s companies.
Radcliffe has admitted receiving at least $37,600 in return for influencing the contracting process.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, www.starbulletin.com
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