Nurturing a toxic culture and other news
Specialist Stephanie Heller, 37, of Wharton, Texas, pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information charging her with one count of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The criminal information was filed on Sept. 26, 2012, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
The case against Heller arises from an investigation involving allegations that former and current military recruiters and U.S. soldiers in the San Antonio and Houston areas engaged in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scheme to illegally obtain fraudulent recruiting bonuses. To date, the investigation has led to charges against nine individuals, all of whom have pleaded guilty, including Heller. (Click HERE for article)
Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence, Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted
Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations
165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department
(DoJ) – BROOKLYN, NY – October 3, 1012 – An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to Russian military and intelligence agencies.1 Alexander Fishenko, an owner and executive of the American and Russian companies, is also charged with operating as an unregistered agent of the Russian government inside the United States by illegally procuring the high-tech microelectronics on behalf of the Russian government. The microelectronics allegedly exported to Russia are subject to strict government controls due to their potential use in a wide range of military systems, including radar and surveillance systems, weapons guidance systems, and detonation triggers.