Man gets prison time, $1M fine in military bribery case

AP News
Posted: Jul 01, 2015 3:01 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has been sentenced in Ohio to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Metin Atilan (MEH'-tin AT'-il-ahn) also was fined $1 million and given five years' probation.

Atilan pleaded guilty to three counts earlier this year. Under a plea agreement, he could have received more than five years in prison on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The dual U.S.-Turkish citizen originally was accused of conspiring to pay bribes and kickbacks to get supply contracts associated with U.S. military operations in and around Iraq.

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He was arrested in 2008 in Las Vegas. Prosecutors say he cut off an electronic monitoring bracelet and fled to Turkey. He later was arrested in Iraq.