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This white collar criminal activity is cheating Veteran Owned Small Businesses. Department Of Defense (DoD) contracting Officers cannot be trusted to uphold the Small Business Act, the competiiton in Contracting Act or the FAR.<br>

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Usmc 20150721 usaf cheating veteran owned small businesses by taking bribe payments and bid rigging

12/11/13

USDOJ: US Attorney's Office - EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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U.S. AIR FORCE TSgt Jeron Shelton Rochon - TRAVIS AFB

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner

Eastern District Of California

Woman Arrested In Prague On Charges Of Conspiring To Bribe

U.S. Air Force Contract Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Docket #: 2:13-cr-0269-KJM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lida Amin, 39, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Dublin, Calif., was arrested

Wednesday in Prague, Czech Republic, by Czech authorities pursuant to a U.S. request for her provisional

arrest with a view toward extradition, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

The provisional arrest request was based on an indictment filed in the Eastern District of California on

August 8, 2013, charging Lida Amin and her brother, Nabil Amin, with conspiring to bribe a public official

in exchange for military contracts. Lida Amin is also charged with three counts of using interstate

commerce facilities (transportation of goods on Interstate 80 and using Internet-based email) to aid in her

bribery activities. The indictment was unsealed yesterday after Lida Amin was arrested by Czech officials.

The Department of Justice will seek the extradition of Lida Amin to the United States.

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According to the indictment, Lida Amin and Nabil Amin traveled to Budapest, Hungary, in September,

2012, to meet with a U.S. Air Force contract administrator to discuss the details of a scheme to obtain

government contracts in exchange for bribe payments. The contract administrator had formerly been

stationed in Afghanistan. The defendants’ scheme involved obtaining as many contracts as possible over

an extended period of time by making bribe payments to the contract administrator after each contract

was completed. In exchange for the bribe payments, the contract administrator would continue to assist

Lida Amin and Nabil Amin in obtaining new government contracts.

Financial Fraud Enforcem ent Task

Force

The indictment alleges that Lida Amin and Nabil Amin established a plan to communicate with the

contract administrator during the contract bidding process using a limited-access GMX webmail account

to which both sides had access. The GMX account was used when a code word was mentioned over a

different email account. When notified in this way, Lida Amin communicated with the contract

administrator by creating draft emails in the GMX account, which, once read, could be deleted without

being sent, thus minimizing the electronic record of their communications. According to the indictment,

Lida Amin established companies and bank accounts in Afghanistan in the names of third parties and

entities for the purpose of receiving proceeds from government contracts received through the bribery

scheme. In connection with a bribe promise made to the contract administrator, Lida Amin, acting

through one of her companies, Striker Logistics, shipped contract goods, including medical clothing and

linens, to Travis Air Force Base in the Eastern District of California in July 2013.

Help us com bat the proliferation of

sexual exploitation crim es against

children.

Lida Amin was arrested in Prague after she traveled there to meet with the contract administrator. The

charges against both defendants are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and

unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is the product of an extensive, joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the

Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Fremont Police Department. Assistance was provided by the

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs and the Czech National Police. Assistant United

States Attorney Michael M. Beckwith is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum statutory penalty for conspiracy to bribe a public official of

five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. The maximum statutory

penalty for use of a facility in interstate commerce in aid of bribery activity is five years in prison, a

$250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at

the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal

Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Afraid y our child is being bullied or

is bully ing others? Find helpful

resources at: www.stopbully ing.gov

Click Here to Read U.S. Attorney

Wagner's October District Report

highlighting the com plex issue of

bully ing.

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Usmc 20150721 usaf cheating veteran owned small businesses by taking bribe payments and bid rigging

12/11/13

USDOJ: US Attorney's Office - EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

The public is encouraged to report instances of public corruption and government fraud to the FBI by

calling toll free 855-4NO-PCGF (855-466-7243). Callers must identify themselves, but they can remain

anonymous if an investigation leads to an indictment.

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Making sure that v ictim s of federal

crim es are treated with com passion,

fairness and respect.

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