Three former employees at an Army base in North Carolina have been accused of taking cash bribes in exchange for steering maintenance contracts.
A grand jury indicted Calvin Alfonza Jordan, 64; Edward Wade Crisco, 59; and Stephen Paul Sabato, 50, on bribery charges in an indictment unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Jordan is also accused of laundering money.
All three men formerly worked in the Public Works department at Fort Bragg near Fayetteville.
“Any allegations of bribery by a government employee are disheartening,” acting U.S. Attorney Norman Acker said in a news release. “In this case, it is alleged these men, tasked with maintaining and contracting to maintain the very spaces in which the members of our military live and work, put their own monetary gain above that task.”
Jordan, Crisco and Sabato could not be reached for comment Monday, and a defense attorney representing Jordan did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment.
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