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Businessman Accused of Taking Bribe in Afghanistan and Promising to Steer U.S.-Funded Contracts October 19, 2010

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A senior construction manager for an intergovernmental organization working in Afghanistan has been detained on a bribery charge contained in an indictment that was unsealed today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.  Neil P. Campbell, was indicted Aug. 19, 2010, by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on the charge of receiving a bribe as an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. The indictment was unsealed following his detention today in India.  

According to the indictment, Campbell worked for the International Organization on Migration (IOM), which has received more than $260 million since 2002 from USAID. IOM has worked closely with both the United States and Afghanistan governments to construct hospitals, schools and other facilities.  The indictment alleges that from around May 25, 2010, until on or about Aug. 5, 2010, in Afghanistan, Campbell corruptly solicited a bribe for awarding sub-contracts funded by USAID.  Campbell allegedly solicited a one-time cash payment of $190,000 to allow a sub-contractor in Afghanistan to continue working on projects to build a hospital and provincial teaching college.

The NPFTF, created in October 2006 by the Department of Justice, was designed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention, and prosecution of procurement fraud associated with the increase in government contracting activity for national security and other government programs.

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