Ga. man pleads guilty in RI Navy kickbacks case

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 4:36 PM
Ga. man pleads guilty in RI Navy kickbacks case

A Georgia man has admitted his role in a kickbacks scheme prosecutors in Rhode Island say cost the Navy between $7 million and $20 million.

Patrick Nagle pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery at a change-of-plea hearing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence. He'll be sentenced March 1.

The 51-year-old Marietta, Ga., resident is a former executive at Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, a defunct company with offices in Rhode Island and Georgia that had Navy contracts. He was accused of making payments on invoices that were inflated by subcontractors given Navy work by his firm over an 11-year period.

Nagle has agreed to cooperate with investigators. He faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release.

Nagle is the third defendant to plead guilty in the case. He and his defense attorney, James McCormick, declined to comment.