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FORMER U.S. ARMY COLONEL PLEADS GUILTY IN BRIBERY SCHEME INVOLVING DOD CONTRACTS IN IRAQ

On June 10, 2005, Levonda J. Selph, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and bribery for her role in influencing Department of Defense (“DOD”) contracts at Camp Victory, Iraq in 2004 and 2005. In addition to pleading guilty, Lieutenant Colonel Selph agreed to serve a term of imprisonment and pay the DOD a restitution fee of $9,000.
In 2005, Lt. Col. Selph served as a chair of a board that oversees an annual $12 million contract to build and operate several DOD warehouses in Iraq. She accepted bids from a co-conspirator contracting firm and steered the contract to the company. In return, the contracting firm awarded her $4000 along with a vacation in Thailand.

This case is being prosecuted by the National Criminal Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division and the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division. This case is being investigated by special agents of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction; the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Defense Criminal Investigative Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.


Andre Barlow

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