NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who took kickbacks in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases is now headed to federal prison.
James Conway received a 28-month sentence on Thursday and was ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution. The 48-year-old Conway had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and accepting unlawful kickbacks.
Conway was a regional manager for a construction contractor on projects at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the Picatinny Arsenal. Federal prosecutors say that from September 2009 to August 2015, Conway secretly owned a company that purported to provide construction services.
Using his position with the contractor, prosecutors say Conway steered contracts to his firm. To conceal his ownership of the business, he signed the deals using the name of company’s purported owner or vice president.
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