Daily Outrage: Army employee accused of taking $750K for Iraq contracts

WHAT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee John Alfy Salama Markus was arrested on charges of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a construction company for projects in Iraq.

HOW: Also being sought is Ahmed Nouri, vice president of a construction and engineering company that allegedly obtained more than $12 million in contracts by paying off Markus with as much as $750,000.

WHY: U.S. attorneys allege that Markus used bribe money to build a $1.1 million house for himself and his wife in Nazareth, Pa., where they moved from New Jersey.

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