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CEO Pleads Guilty In D.C. Office Bribery Scandal

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WASHINGTON (AP) The owner of a consulting firm has pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal involving the D.C. government's technology office.

Forty-two-year-old Sushil Bansal of Dunn Loring, Va., pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery of a public official and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. His company, Advanced Integrated Technology Corp., also pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Bansal admitted that between September 2005 and March 2009, he and his company paid more than $700,000 in bribes to three employees of the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

Prosecutors say in exchange for the bribes, public officials favored Bansal when awarding contracts and helped him in other ways.

His sentencing is slated for July 16.

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