Tech Company official pleads guilty to bribing DC employees
The chief executive of a District-based contracting firm admitted in federal court Tuesday that he participated in a bribery and kickback scheme that involved the District government's technology office.
Sushil Bansal, 42, president and chief executive of Advanced Integrated Technology Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court in the District to bribery of a public official.
Bansal, of Dunn Loring, admitted that between 2005 and 2009 he and his company paid more than $700,000 in bribes to District technology office employees, acording to court records. In return, the documents state, the employees favored Bansal's company when awarding contracts, overpaid for the firm's services and paid "ghost employees" who did no work.
Yusuf Acar, a former acting chief technology security officer Office of the Chief Technology Officer, pleaded guilty to bribery in December in connection with the scheme.
Bansal is scheduled to be sentenced July 16.
April 27, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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