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Chesapeake Man Sentenced for Federal Bribery

October 22, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. – Thomas Michael Mullen, 31, of Chesapeake, Va., was sentenced today in Norfolk federal court to 30 months in prison for his conviction on bribery charges.  Mullen also was ordered to pay more than $60,000 in restitution.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Mullen was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr.  Mullen previously pled guilty to these charges on May 14, 2010.

            According to court records, Mullen was the owner of a medical supply company named TM Surgical, Inc.  Mullen paid bribes over a three year period in the approximate amount of $50,000 in cash and other items in exchange for receiving approximately $164,300 in orders placed on behalf of the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for surgical towels and other medical supplies.

            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  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on



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