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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 19, 2016

Businessman Convicted of Offering Millions of Dollars to Department of Defense Procurement Official

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Razak A. Dosunmu, 61, of Washington, D.C., was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on charges of offering illegal gratuities to a procurement official with the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) while Dosunmu was negotiating aviation fuel contracts with DLA worth over $1 billion.

Dosunmu was indicted on March 8. According to court records and evidence at trial, Dosunmu initially offered to purchase a house for the procurement official.  In subsequent conversations, Dosunmu offered, among other things, $2 million to the procurement official.

Dosunmu faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison for each count of conviction when sentenced on November 18.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Hanly and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Sullivan are prosecuting the case.

The case was jointly investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.  

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:16-cr-54.

Updated August 23, 2016