Recently Retired FBI Agent to Plead Not Guilty in Alleged Scheme to Derail Defense Contracts
A recently retired FBI agent accused of trying to derail a federal investigation into defense contract spending is expected to plead not guilty today to charges of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, the Associated Press reports.
Prosecutors say Robert Lustyik, a former White Plains, N.Y.-based counterintelligence officer, sidetracked an investigation into $54 million in Army contracts given to a Boston-based company.
Also charged were three business associates accused of committing fraud during the bidding process.
Federal authorities says Lustyik took money in exchange for impeding the investigation.
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