Virginia Beach Man Sentenced for Federal Bribery
NORFOLK, Va. - Joseph James Cafiero, 63, of Virginia Beach, Va., was sentenced today in Norfolk federal court to five years and four months in prison for his conviction on bribery charges. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Cafiero was sentenced by United States District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Cafiero, who was also ordered to pay more than $550,000 in restitution, previously pled guilty to these charges on May 14, 2010.
According to court records, Cafiero was a co-owner of a medical supply company with Todd Jenkins, 48, of Virginia Beach, Va. Cafiero and Jenkins paid bribes in the approximate amount of $50,000 in cash and other items in exchange for receiving approximately $500,000 in orders placed on behalf of the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. Jenkins, who also pled guilty to similar charges, will be sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Robert G. Doumar on October 6, 2010.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Naval Audit Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Robert J. Seidel, Jr. and Kevin M. Comstock prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.