Ex-Army colonel pleads guilty to breaking law in job hunt

April 8, 2015 12:03 AM

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A retired Army colonel has pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he managed while he was still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government attorneys.

The former officer, Norbert Vergez, caused the terms of a contract to be adjusted so that the company would be paid faster, said a plea agreement detailing the charges. Vergez also failed to disclose on his ethics form that he had received a $30,000 check from a second company for relocation expense...

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