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Former Fort Bragg Flooring Technician Pleads Guilty to Bribery For Maintenance Work

A former flooring technician employed at Fort Bragg pleaded guilty to receiving bribes from various vendors to award contracts and sign off favorably on their work, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

The flooring technician, Edward Wade Crisco, was responsible for hiring contractors for maintenance at Fort Bragg and inspecting and certifying their work upon completion. Crisco received bribes from contractors ranging from $20 to $100 per “Demand Maintenance Order” he filed from 2011 into 2019, according to the DOJ.

Crisco agreed to forfeit $150,000 in proceeds from the crime and faces a maximum penalty of 180 months in prison, according to the DOJ.

“Any ‘pay-to-play’ culture encouraged by government employees at Ft. Bragg stops now,” stated Michael F. Easley, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. “The public is well-served by solid investigative work by law enforcement, combined with our prosecutorial resources, in bringing this to an end.”

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