Navy Contractor Charged with Bribes Released

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A U.S. Navy contractor charged in a $10 million kickback scheme has been released on $50,000 unsecured bond.

Anjan Dutta-Gupta appeared in U.S. District Court in Providence on Tuesday on charges he bribed a public official in order to steal from the government. He did not enter a plea.

Prosecutors say Dutta-Gupta funneled kickbacks to Ralph Mariano, a civilian Navy employee.

In return, Mariano is accused of increasing funding for contracts held by Dutta-Gupta's company, Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, which held $120 million in Navy contracts when the men
were charged last week.

The Roswell, Ga.-based company also had an office in Middletown, and laid off its entire staff Monday.

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