01:36 GMT13 June 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A former employee of a US defense contractor operating in Afghanistan admitted receiving $104,000 in illegal kickbacks, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.

    "A former employee of a US government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty today to foreign transportation of approximately $104,000 in stolen money," the release said on Thursday.

    The defendant, Frantz Florville, took the money from his co-worker who was taking illegal payments from an Afghan contractor in return for providing assistance with getting subcontractors in the United States.

    US authorities charged Florville on April 5, but a sentencing date has not been set yet.

    According to prosecutors, Florville's co-worker has previously pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 21 months in prison.

    corruption, stealing, US Department of Justice, US, Afghanistan
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