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Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribery of FBI Official


On October 8, 2020, an FBI sub-contractor was arrested following an Information and pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of a public official.  Robert Bailey was charged and pleaded guilty in the District of Idaho.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about 2016 through in or about 2018, Bailey directly with the intent to influence a public official within the FBI who was responsible for the administration of FBI contracts, provided the FBI employee $120,000, a beach house rental, sports tickets, a fiftieth birthday party, and other items of value in exchange for the FBI official recommending that the FBI directly pay the full lodging per diem payments for Bailey’s company employees who stayed in Bailey’s residence; providing a draft Statement of Work for a bridge contract for the FBI’s Pocatello Data Center project to Bailey, whose company was a subcontractor of a company that was bidding on the contract, and incorporating Bailey’s edits in the final bridge contract; and advocating for increased labor rates for the bridge contract that would benefit Bailey’s company, among other official acts.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Denver Field Office and forensic assistance was provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office.

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