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"Godfather of Camp Pendleton" pleads guilty to bribery

Natividad Lara Cervantes and two contractors charged in kickback scheme

Natividad "Nate" Lara Cervantes, who reportedly referred to himself as the "Godfather of Camp Pendleton," pleaded guilty on January 21 to a kickback scheme in the awarding of construction and service contracts at the Marine base.

Natividad Lara Cervantes

Also pleading guilty for their parts in the scheme were Hugo Hernandez Alonso and Bayani Yabut Abueg Jr. and their companies, Hugo Alonso, Inc., and MBR Associates, respectively.

The federal court accepted guilty pleas to bribery charges from Cervantes involving the awarding of at least six government construction and service contracts from 2008 to 2011.

According to court records, Cervantes received cash payments from Alonso and Abueg and remodeling work on "the Godfather's" condominium. Cervantes admitted to accepting a bribe of $25,000 to assist Alonso in getting a $3.5-million flooring job at Pendleton.

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Natividad "Nate" Lara Cervantes, who reportedly referred to himself as the "Godfather of Camp Pendleton," pleaded guilty on January 21 to a kickback scheme in the awarding of construction and service contracts at the Marine base.

Natividad Lara Cervantes

Also pleading guilty for their parts in the scheme were Hugo Hernandez Alonso and Bayani Yabut Abueg Jr. and their companies, Hugo Alonso, Inc., and MBR Associates, respectively.

The federal court accepted guilty pleas to bribery charges from Cervantes involving the awarding of at least six government construction and service contracts from 2008 to 2011.

According to court records, Cervantes received cash payments from Alonso and Abueg and remodeling work on "the Godfather's" condominium. Cervantes admitted to accepting a bribe of $25,000 to assist Alonso in getting a $3.5-million flooring job at Pendleton.

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I wonder if they were responsible for all the new appliances going out the back door and over to the salvage yard?

Jan. 25, 2014

Murphyjunk: I haven't heard about that. Best, Don Bauder

Jan. 25, 2014

maybe someone "important' will read this and look into it.

Jan. 26, 2014

Murphyjunk. I am not important, but I would like to hear more about it. You can write me at [email protected] Best, Don Bauder

Jan. 26, 2014

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