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Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Millions of Dollars of Fraudulent Sales to Defense Department

Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, the owners of several defense contracting firms, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford this morning to conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns.

The defendants admitted obtaining money from the United States by making false representations and false claims to the Department of Defense (“DoD”) for payment on items defendants knew had not been sold to the Navy, but which had been substituted with other, unauthorized products. Three of the companies owned by Harrington and Mayer, including San Diego-based Veteran Logistics, Inc. (“VLI”), as well as two employees, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy for their role in the offense.

Source: Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Millions of Dollars of Fraudulent Sales to Defense Department | USAO-SDCA | Department of Justice

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