ARMY MAJOR PLEADS GUILTY TO TAKING BRIBES
IN IRAQ - ULYSSES HICKS ADMITS GOT KICKBACKS
FROM LOCAL CONTRACTORS AT FORWARD
OPERATING BASE HAMMER - CORRUPT OFFICER
FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND $250K
FINE - HAD BEEN COMPTROLLER AT ARMY NET
ENTERPRISE TECH COMMAND, COLUMBIA, S.C.

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Yet another officer has been caught taking bribes from local contractors in Iraq.

MAJ Ulysses Hicks, then a captain, and now a comptroller at the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command in Columbia, S.C., pleaded guilty in federal court.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The corrupt officer has signed an agreement with prosecutors to pay back the government some $65,000.

HICKS SEEKS DEAL IN EXCHANGE FOR GUILTY PLEA

According to court documents, Hicks acknowledged he and a co-conspirator (M/SGT Julio Soto) took bribes and kickbacks at Forward Operating Base Hammer between March 2007 and October of 2008.

He told the feds he "sought, received and accepted illegal gratuities in exchange for helping Iraqi contractors get lucrative U.S. government contracts."

At the time, then-CPT Hicks was a pay agent handling funds for purchase of supplies from local vendors.

His name is added to a long list of crooked officers who have taken advantage of their position in Iraq (and Afghanistan) to get rich while stealing from Uncle Sam. See our related stories box below.

 

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