The press release does not list the name of the “prime contractor” but I was able to find this information on JobNet:
Combat Support Associates, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait / Alarm Services Manager
Name Barry Szafran
Employer Combat Support Associates, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Position Alarm Services Manager
Dates February, 2008 – Current
Job Category Full Time
Responsibilities an 11 MAN team responsible for the repair, installation, and maintenance of over 300 Fire Alarm Control Systems. Managed and coordinated all plans of new construction and building conversions / refits in accordance with NFPA 25, 72 and 101 (Click HERE for link)
CSA employees past and present, feel free to provide any info you have and would like to share regarding this. ~Forseti
Jewett City Man Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks From Military Supplier in Kuwait
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Barry S. Szafran, 49, of Jewett City, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to one count of illegally receiving a gratuity. The charge relates to Szafran’s accepting kickbacks from a foreign supplier of fire safety systems to a military base in Kuwait in Iraq.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Szafran was the civilian fire alarm manager at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for a prime contractor for the U.S. Army on a government-owned, contractor-operated base. In this position, Szafran had a leading role in maintaining an adequate supply of repair/replacement parts for fire safety systems for the facility. In pleading guilty, Szafran admitted that, from April 2008 to April 2009, he repeatedly provided favorable treatment to a local parts vendor, which was a subcontractor for a larger supplier, in connection with certain contracts. During this time period, Szafran received things of value from the local parts vendor, including a round-trip airplane ticket between Kuwait and Rhode Island, meals and scented candles.