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Former US contractor pleads guilty in kickback case

AP  |  Rutland 

A man who worked as a project that has done tens of millions of dollars in for the has pleaded guilty to charges he took more than USD 2.5 million in kickbacks.

Bhaskar Patel, of Windermere, Florida, appeared in federal court in today.

Patel is facing up to 10 years in prison for violating a law against taking kickbacks and bribes involving federal programmes. The plea agreement also calls for the 67-year-old Patel to make cash restitution and liquidate some of his assets.

Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for December.

Patel's attorney, David Haas, declined to comment on the case today, but said he may have something to say at sentencing.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 23:20 IST