Eva Knott 6:37 p.m., May 25
Seven Plead Guilty to Military Contracting Fraud
Four North Island naval officials and three defense contractors today (March 28) pleaded guilty to a contracting fraud. Navy officials Donald Vangundy, Kiet Luc, David Lindsay, and Brian Delaney received more than $1 million of gifts from the contractors, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The gifts included cash, checks, retail gift cards, flat screen TV sets, home furniture, appliances, bicycles, model airplanes, home remodeling services, and luxury massage chairs, says the government. In return, the naval officials placed millions of dollars in orders with the defense contractors, Michael Graven, John Newman, and Paul Grubiss, according to the government. Sentencing is July 2.