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Former Army captain pleads guilty to taking bribes

Jul. 10, 2013 - 08:18PM   |  
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LAS VEGAS — The Justice Department says a former U.S. Army Reserve captain has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $90,000 in bribes from contractors while he was deployed to Iraq.

Edward William Knotts entered the plea in Nevada Tuesday. The 51 year-old faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Knotts was stationed at in Kuwait from 2005 to 2007. He handled contracts with local businesses.

He provided secret bid information to a Kuwait-based company in exchange for kickbacks.

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