Duke Cunningham Defense Contractor Bribery Scandal

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Date Originated: June of 2005
Categories: Business & Economy & Duke Cunningham
The Cunningham scandal is a U.S. political scandal in which defense contractors paid bribes to members of Congress and officials in the U.S. Defense Department, in return for political favors in the form of federal contracts. Most notable amongst the recipients of the bribes was California Congressman Duke Cunningham who pled guilty to receiving over $2.3 million in bribes. The primary defense contractors were Mitchell Wade (owner of MZM) and Brent R. Wilkes (owner of ADCS Inc.).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunningham_scandal
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