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VIRGINIA SUBCONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING U.S. NAVY

On May 21, 2009, Todd M. Mosiman, a U.S. Navy subcontractor from Virginia, pled guilty for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Navy. Mr. Mosiman conspired with a co-conspirator to steer contracts for fabricated metals used for the repair and maintenance of elevator equipment in on U.S. Navy aircraft and vessels.

These contracts were worth over $167,000. The conspiracy too place between June 2004 and May 2005. The co-conspirator was an employee of the U.S. Navy’s prime contractor for its elevator maintenance equipment. The prime contractor’s role is to advise the U.S. Navy in the procurement of the materials. The co-conspirator was a secret owner of Mr. Mosiman’s company and received benefits from the contracts that he steered toward Mr. Mosiman’s company.

This is the first case to come out of the ongoing antitrust investigation by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) into the sales of fabricated metal products and equipment to the U.S. Navy. Mr. Mosiman has agreed to cooperate with the DOJ’s investigation.

Andre Barlow

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