Ex-Tinker Air Base manager convicted of bribery

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Associated Press

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 4:30 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former manager at Tinker Air Force Base has been convicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and other charges.

US Attorney Sanford Coats says 70-year-old James Lee Loman was convicted Thursday in US District Court in Oklahoma City. An attorney for Loman did not return an after-hours phone call for comment.

Prosecutors say Loman was an item manager at the air base and purchased replacement parts for US Air Force aircraft. Prosecutors say Loman accepted more than $800,000 in bribes in return for purchasing the parts from a supplier in Florida.

The federal indictment charging Loman refers only to a co-conspirator who is not identified.

Coats says Loman will be sentenced in about three months and faces up to 40 years in prison.

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