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Former DOJ Contactor Sentenced for Bid Rigging


On October 17, 2022, a former DOJ Contractor was sentenced to 2 years of probation, with the first year to be served as home confinement, and ordered to pay a $5,500 fine for one count of bid rigging.  Edgar Porras was sentenced in the Central District of California.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, between in or about 2013 and in or about 2018, Porras participated in a conspiracy to rig bids to obtain contracts from the BOP to supply food for BOP facilities.  Porras admitted that, as part of the conspiracy, he agreed to rig the bidding process for approximately 111 BOP food contracts that affected approximately $1.9 million in commerce. The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s Fraud Detection Office, with assistance from the OIG’s Los Angeles Field Office and Cyber Investigations Office.

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