Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud

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Updated: 7/18 1:26 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.

Deon Anderson pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to three felony counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of currency structuring. Sentencing is Oct. 15.

Anderson was convicted of taking bribes from companies seeking to sell parts for military aircraft to Boeing, in exchange for providing them with confidential information such as competitor bids.

Owners of two firms involved in the kickback scheme have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. A fourth defendant is awaiting trial.

 

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