Former EyakTek Exec Admits To Role In Fraud Scheme

A former executive of EyakTek, a subsidiary of the Alaska Native Eyak Corporation is admitting his role in a $20 million government contracting fraud scheme.

Harold F. Babb pleaded guilty in Washington’s federal court Tuesday to charges of bribery and unlawful kickbacks. Prosecutors say Babb is cooperating with their investigation. Babb was fired by Eyak Corporation when the allegations came to light.

Babb and three other men were arrested in October and charged with a scheme to submit fraudulent and inflated invoices for government contracting work. Two of the men were employees of the Army Corps of Engineers, and Babb was the director of contracts for EyakTek which did business with the government.

Prosecutors say the proceeds of the $20 million fraud were spent on personal luxuries, including cars, homes and high-end watches.

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