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News | Feb. 11, 2021

Former Government Contractor Sentenced for Role in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

By DCAA Staff Writer

DCAA auditor Racquel Alvarado and former auditor Ebony Bumphus assisted in the investigation of a bribery and kickback scheme that resulted in a prison sentence.

On Jan 15, 2021, John Winslett, a former government contractor, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, followed by 3 years supervised release, and $150,000 in fines, for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme where he paid bribes to secure US Army contracts. Mr. Winslett pleaded guilty in September 26, 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to accept kickbacks.

Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case with the assistance of DCAA. 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 prosecuted the case.

Ms. Alvarado and Ms. Bumphus performed analyses of bank statements of multiple individuals and companies by tracing suspicious transactions, identifying assets, additional bank accounts, additional companies, and additional individuals related to this investigation. We also assisted with subpoena writing and by performing a profit analysis.

Read the Department of Justice press release here