Ex-Tinker worker charged with accepting bribes from government contractor
BY TIM WILLERT NewsOK.com
Friday, November 16, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Tinker Air Force Base item manager who purchased replacement parts for military aircraft was arrested Thursday, accused of accepting large cash payments from government contractors in return for favorable treatment.
James Lee Loman, 70, of McCloud, is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and accepting bribes as a federal official, according to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Oklahoma City.
He also faces a conflict-of-interest charge.
He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the charges and $838,200 in fines, money federal prosecutors allege Loman obtained from the bribery scheme while buying parts for the U.S. Air Force.
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