Babb Denied Pretrial Release in Contracting Scam

All four men charged in what federal prosecutors call one of the largest government contracting frauds will remain behind bars.

Three had already been ordered held in jail and yesterday a federal magistrate in Washington D.C. denied Harold Babb’s pre-trial release request.

Babb had been director of contractors for Eyak Technology LLC, a subsidiary of Eyak Corporation, the Native corporation for the Cordova area.

A lawyer for Babb argued that the evidence against his client was questionable and he wasn’t a danger to the community. But federal prosecutors said there’s extensive evidence against Babb.

Babb and three others, including two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were charged earlier this month in a 20 million dollar fraud procurement scheme.

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