Government Contracting Company And CEO Plead Guilty To Paying Bribes To Former U.S. Postal Official
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – AH Computer Consulting, Inc. (AH, Inc.), an international
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and
AH, Inc., Heba Elaraby, and Adel Elaraby were all charged, through a criminal
In a statement of facts filed with their plea agreements, both AH, Inc. and Adel Elaraby admitted that, in April 2010, the Elarabys approached Quarles and offered to pay him bribes in exchange for various impermissible contracting preferences and advantages. Quarles accepted this offer, and from in or about April 2010 through in or about June 2012, AHCC employees paid Quarles numerous cash payments—totaling several thousands of dollars—in exchange for Quarles’ providing advantages to AHCC during the USPS contracting process. For example, Quarles provided AHCC with confidential USPS contracting information, so that AHCC could tailor its bids to what other potential contractors were bidding. In addition, Quarles forwarded various private call-in numbers for conference calls between USPS officials, where official business was discussed, so that AHCC employees could anonymously listen in and get a leg-up on their competition. Quarles also allowed AHCC employees to complete surveys, evaluations, and other review materials in Quarles’ own name so that AHCC could obtain additional government contracts.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Chad Golder is prosecuting 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.justice.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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.