US Charges UK National with Iraq Contract Bribery

The US has charged a UK national born in Iraq for being involved in a bribery scheme to procure million-dollar contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Iraq, according to the Department of Justice. 

Shwan Al-Mulla, was accused of bribing a USACE employee to have advantage over contract biddings, in the period between 2007 and 2009.

Al-Mulla faces charges of honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery. 

He faces seven counts of the fraud charge, which can be punishable for up to 20 years per count. 

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig in New Jersey said that the accused is still at large. 

Said USACE employee, John Salama Markus of Pennsylvania, is now serving a 13-year jail term for pleading guilty to charges brought to him in 2012.

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