Category Archives: contractor

Contractor sentenced for Schofield Barracks bribery scheme


A former government contractor was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks, according to the Department of Justice. John Winslett, 66, paid more than $100,000 in bribes to two range directors between 2011 and 2018. In exchange, the range directors made recommendations that favored Winslett’s […]

Family of contractor killed in F-16 strafing accident will get payout in settlement with Air Force


The family of a contractor who was killed in a strafing accident during a 2017 Air Force training exercise has reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against the service. Charles Holbrook, a retired Air Force master sergeant and tactical air control party airman, was fatally shot Jan. 31, 2017, at the White Sands […]

US contractor told Lebanese port official of chemicals risk


WASHINGTON — About four years before the Beirut port explosion that killed dozens of people and injured thousands, a U.S. government contractor expressed concern to a Lebanese port official about unsafe storage there of the volatile chemicals that fueled last week’s devastating blast, American officials said Tuesday. There is no indication the contractor communicated his […]