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Elton Mark McCabe arrested on illegal kickback, fraud charges after release from South Sudan

Elton Mark McCabe, a Slidell businessman recently freed from a prison in South Sudan, was arrested Thursday on charges of receiving illegal kickbacks and wire fraud in connection with his work as a private contractor in Afghanistan in 2009. McCabe, 52, is former vice president of a company that received subcontracts for U.S. government projects in rebuilding efforts in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

He allegedly sought and accepted cash payments and a wire transfer of about $53,000 to his wife’s bank account from subcontractors in exchange for awarding those subcontractors work in 2009, according to the news release.McCabe is also accused of accepting cash payments arranging for a consultant to wire $20,000 to McCabe’s wife’s bank account in exchange for construction material that belonged to McCabe’s company — materials that McCabe did not have the authority to sell for personal gain, officials said. McCabe used the money for personal family expenses, officials said.

via Mark McCabe arrested on illegal kickback, fraud charges after release from South Sudan | NOLA.com.

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