Wall Street Journal
January 4, 2013
Army Major Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes
A U.S. Army major has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors while in Iraq.
Federal attorneys said 40-year-old Ulysses S. Hicks of Sumter, S.C., pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiracy to accept illegal gratuities. Authorities said that from about March 2007 to October 2008, Maj. Hicks and a co-conspirator sought, received and accepted illegal gratuities for helping Iraqi contractors get U.S. government contracts.
Maj. Hicks faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release. He agreed to pay $65,409 plus interest in restitution.