Execs indicted on $79M bid-rigging charges

A group of six men have been indicted on federal charges that they rigged bids for a $79 million IT project. The group, which includes contractors, a military officer, the officer's son and a prominent healthcare consultant, is accused of steering IT contracts for roughly 20 Army hospitals to companies with which they were affiliated or companies they controlled. In some cases, the contracts were designed such that only a specific company could get them, and in others, the bidding process was rigged to make it appear competitive when it wasn't. The federal authorities say the men laundered the money by channeling it through investments in real estate and nightclubs.

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