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James48843
11-14-2011, 08:29 PM
U.S. Postal supervisor admits taking bribes from vehicle-maintenance contractor



A supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service pleaded guilty in federal court today to accepting bribes from a contractor that made millions of dollars repairing and maintaining mail delivery vehicles.

Denny Robinson, the vehicle maintenance supervisor at a USPS facility in Detroit, admitted that that between 2006 and 2010, he accepted more than $50,000 in cash, two free cars, and free service work and car parts from Metro Diesel. Metro Diesel, according to court records, was a Detroit contractor that received more than $13 million from the postal service for repairing and maintaining postal vehicles. Robinson, 36, of Brownstown Township, had the responsibility to decide whether work on postal vehicles would be performed by postal employees or sent out to private contractors.

Robinson faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

more:

http://www.freep.com/article/20111114/NEWS01/111114052/1001/rss01

James48843
11-14-2011, 08:34 PM
More details on the bribes: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/10/22/mail-contractor-paid-bribes-for-years/

KevinD
11-14-2011, 09:00 PM
Former Senior Exec For USPS Sentenced To Two Years in Prison for Bribery

http://www.postalreporternews.net/2011/11/08/former-senior-exec-for-usps-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison-for-bribery/


Defendant Offered Contracts in Return For Money, Took $15,000 -

WASHINGTON – Ron Middlebrooks, a former senior executive with the U.S. Postal Service, was sentenced today to two years of incarceration on a bribery charge stemming from his acceptance of $15,000 in cash from a businessman he promised to reward with government contracts, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Unbeknownst to Middlebrooks, the businessman was working with law enforcement.

Middlebrooks, 47, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, pled guilty in August 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to receipt of a bribe by a public official. The Honorable James E. Boasberg sentenced him today. Upon completion of his prison term, Middlebrooks will be placed on two years of supervised release. As part of his plea agreement, he agreed to resign from the Postal Service.