Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island want to delay the sentencing of a Georgia man involved in a kickbacks scheme that authorities say cost the U.S. Navy between $7 million and $20 million.
Prosecutors asked on Tuesday to postpone the sentencing of 51-year-old Patrick Barry Nagle for four months. The Marietta, Ga., resident is scheduled to learn his punishment on March 1.
Nagle is cooperating with authorities as part of a plea agreement. Prosecutors say they need his help beyond his sentencing date. Sentencing dates for two other defendants have been delayed until June.
Nagle pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit bribery. Prosecutors say he made payments on invoices that were inflated by subcontractors given Navy work by his firm, Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow. The company is now defunct.