Tuesday, July 27, 2010

3 Year Jail Term for Federal Contracting Officer

A former contracting officer for the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Medford, Oregon was sentenced on July 12, 2010 to three years in prison for his role in a contracting scandal in which he cheated the BLM out of almost a half million dollars over a four year period.  Rameriz was also ordered to repay the agency $481,602.47.  Rameriz retired from BLM in 2007 after 31 years with the agency.

Ramirez's son, Evan, was also sentenced on the same day for his role in the scandal.  He received three years probation, and was ordered to pay $6,988 in restitution to BLM.

To read my earlier blog posting from April 22, 2010 when Ramirez pleaded guilty, click here.

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