Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another corrupt Army Major doing the perp walk (24 months to ponder his misdeeds)

From the San Antonio Express News:
An ex-U.S. Army major was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and ordered to repay $400,000 for helping a former fellow officer from San Antonio in a multimillion-dollar bribery ploy.
Charles Joseph Bowie Jr., 45, of Georgetown, pleaded guilty to a money-laundering charge and admitted taking the money while helping former Army Maj. John Cockerham rig an Army contract to pay $13 million for nearly 1.5 million cases of bottled water from an India-based company for the war in Iraq.
In sentencing Major Bowie, Judge Rodriguez, a former Air Force Judge Advocate,  noted Major Bowie's military service but said he had “disgraced the uniform” and rejected the defense's request for probation.  Judge Rodriguez gave him 24 months in prison.  Prosecutors had asked for 30 months.   Major Bowie was administratively discharged, but it's unclear if he will be allowed to keep his pension.   
Here is the Indictment:
Major Bowie Indictment

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