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Man admits getting kickbacks for US Navy work

A sailor checks circuit breakers to ensure they are in the open position as a safety precaution before performing scheduled maintenance checks on a MH-60S helicopter on March 11, 2017.

GREGORY A. HARDEN II/U.S. NAVY

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 10, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. — A Pennsylvania man who worked for a company that made parts for the U.S. Navy has pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving $150,000 in kickbacks for providing work to a New Jersey firm.

Christopher Sanchirico, of King of Prussia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the federal kickback act in Newark on Tuesday.

He was the assistant purchasing manager for a Philadelphia company that made shock-hardened circuit breakers and switchgears for Navy ships, submarines and aircraft carriers.

Prosecutors say he received between 5 and 10 percent of the revenue from work that he provided to a machine shop in Cherry Hill that gave him kickbacks.

Sanchirico faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced in January.

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