U.S. Army Contracting Officer Indicted for Accepting Things of Value in Connection with Official Acts
On December 8, 2021, a grand jury in the Northern District of New York indicted Cindy McAleese for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States. The indictment alleges that between approximately November 2009 and February 2018, McAleese, a contracting officer with the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, NY, received and accepted tangible and intangible things of value for official acts performed on behalf of co-conspirators Sean O'Sullivan, Sierra Delta Contracting LLC (SDC), and SOS, Inc. The official acts allegedly included the disclosure of non-public bidding information, authorization of contract work, and facilitation of payment on contract work. In September 2021, O'Sullivan, owner of SDC and SOS, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bribe a public official.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Small Business Administration OIG, and General Services Administration OIG.
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