Government contractor pleads guilty to bribing public servant | USAO-EDVA

NORFOLK, Va. – A Chesapeake woman pleaded guilty today to bribing a government official.

According to court documents, Jennifer A. Strickland, 47, agreed to bribe a General Services Administration (GSA) contracts official in exchange for the official to award federal construction contracts to Strickland’s company, SDC Contracting. LLC.

Jennifer Strickland is president of SDC Contracting LLC, a company that has contracted with the federal government to provide construction and renovation services to federal buildings throughout the Eastern District of Virginia, including the United States Courthouse Lewis F Powell, Jr. in downtown Richmond. From July 2018 to December 2019, Strickland made cash payments to a GSA contract worker totaling $43,500, in exchange for the award of a contract worth approximately $1,369,501, $00.

Strickland is due to be sentenced on August 12. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are generally lower than the maximum sentences. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering US sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Norfolk; Chris Dillard, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service; Eric Maddox, Special Agent in Charge of the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Economic Crimes Field Bureau; and Eric Radwick, special agent in charge of the GSA’s General Service Office of the Inspector General’s Mid-Atlantic Division, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard accepted the plea.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Heck and Randy Stoker are pursuing the case.

A copy of this press release can be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia website or on PACER by searching for case #2: 22-cr-33.

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