Navy stops work by contractor in kickback scheme

The Navy has terminated work by a company accused of paying kickbacks to a federal manager. Federal Times reports a criminal complaint against Advanced Solutions For Tomorrow was entered in February. Work was suspended then. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus canceled the company’s contracts last week. The Navy alleges the company’s founder, Anjan Dutta-Gupta, paid $10 million in bribes and kickbacks to Ralph Mariano and his family. Mariano is a project manager and systems engineer with the Naval Sea Systems Command. Advanced Solutions provided engineering and technical services for submarine combat and command-and-control systems.

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