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Salesman to Pay $81,500 in Restitution for Bribing Miami Airport Official

Edwin L. Perkinson, of Boca Raton, FL, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Miami for paying $81,500 in bribes to a top Miami International Airport administrator in order to win a $2 million soil-cleaning contract without bidding. Perkinson was ordered to spend 1 year in jail and to pay $81,500 in restitution to Miami-Dade County. The airport administrator resigned. As a result of the bribes, Universal Environmental Technologies, of Oklahoma, where Perkinson worked as a contract salesman, was awarded the contract to remove jet fuel and other contaminants from airport soil. OIG investigated this case with the IRS, FBI, and Miami-Dade Police Department.