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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00125-JMS
Court: United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (Honolulu County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Description: Honolulu, Hawaii conspiracy to accept kickbacks charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, John Winslett, 66, of Bristol, Rhode Island, who was charged for being involved in a bribery and kickback scheme where he paid bribes to secure U.S. Army contracts.
According to court documents and information presented in court, Winslett admitted that from 2011 to 2018, Winslett paid over $100,000 worth of bribes to two U.S. Army contracting officials who worked at the Range at Schofield Barracks, in order to steer federal contracts worth at least $19 million to his employer, a government contractor. The bribes included cash, automobiles, and firearms. In return, the contracting officials used their positions to benefit Winslett’s employer in securing U.S. Army contracts.
Winslett further admitted that he accepted $723,333.33 in kickbacks from a local subcontractor in exchange for Winslett assigning those contracts to that local subcontractor.
Army-CID, DCIS and the FBI investigated this case.
Trial Attorney Laura Connelly and Principal Assistant Chief Justin Weitz of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Wallenstein of the District of Hawaii are prosecuting the case.
18 U.S.C. § 1349: CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HONEST SERVICES WIRE FRAUD
18 U.S.C. § 371: CONSPIRACY TO ACCEPT KICKBACKS
Outcome: Sentence: Imprisonment: SEVENTY (70) MONTHS as Count 1 and SIXTY (60) MONTHS as to Count 2, to run concurrently; Supervised Release: THREE (3) YEARS as to each count, to run concurrently; Fine: $150,000.00; Special Assessment: $200.00 ($100.00 per count); Mandatory, Standard, and Special Conditions of Supervised Release; Mittimus stayed until 7/5/2021