Former Army Captain Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Justice Department says a former U.S. Army Reserve captain has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $90,000 in bribes from contractors while he was deployed to Iraq.

Edward William Knotts entered the plea Tuesday in Nevada. The 51-year-old faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, and is expected to be sentenced Oct. 8.

Knotts was stationed in Kuwait and handled contracts with local businesses from 2005 to 2007.

Court documents say he provided secret bid information to a Kuwait-based company in exchange for kickbacks. And in at least two cases, he accepted money from a company representative in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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