On May 1, 2009, Thomas J. DeGirolamo, owner and president of a designing and manufacturing firm, pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to allocate a U.S. Navy contract for navy straps.
Navy straps are a type of equipment used by the U.S. Navy to tiedown munitions and other equipment for transport on ships and airplanes.
The conspiracy took place between March 2004 and November 2007. This is the 11th indictment to arise from an ongoing investigation into the military restraint industry. Military restraint equipment is used to tie down and secure vehicles, aircraft, munitions, shipping containers, and other specialized military cargo requirements for transportation.