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Three-year prison term in Navy Military Sealift Command bribe case

A former government contractor was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for conspiracy to bribe public officials at the U.S Navy Military Sealift Command in exchange for favorable treatment in connection with U.S. government contract work.

Michael McPhail was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk, the DOJ said.

McPhail had previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was an employee at an unnamed Chesapeake government contractor that had sought business from the Navy”s Military Sealift Command.

McPhail said he contributed about $45,000 of his salary over two years toward bribes to two public officials at the Military Sealift Command. 

McPhail was also ordered to forfeit $57,000.

Last week, Kenny E. Toy, a former manager at the Military Sealift Command, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for taking bribes.

Toy said he took bribes from McPhail, and from Dwayne A. Hardman, Roderic J. Smith, and Adam C. White.

They all worked at a company that had contracts from the government.

In July, Hardman was also sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to forfeit $144,000.

White, a part owner of one of Hardman’s companies, was sentenced to two years in prison.

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Julie DiMauro is the executive editor of FCPA Blog and can be reached here.

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