Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Some Major Military Bribing

An Army Major in San Antoinio has been charged with accepting bribes in return for awarding military contracts. The news report failed to mention the businesses offering the payola but did say:

In total, the ledger records that J. Cockerham received $9.6 million in bribe payments from at least eight contractors and anticipated receiving $5.4 million more.

So who did the bribing? The military would need to know "who paid what, in return for what" to charge the soldier with crimes. Why the secrecy? Don't tell me any wholly owned subsidiaries of any private equity underwriters (PEU's) with offices on Pennsylvania Avenue made the list...