Plea Hearing Set In Contracting Fraud Scheme

A plea hearing is set for a former Army Corps of Engineers manager charged in a $30 million bribery and kickback scheme.

Kerry F. Khan is due Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington.

Khan is charged in what prosecutors have described as one of the largest and most brazen contracting fraud schemes.

An indictment unsealed in October charged Khan; his son Lee and two other men in a conspiracy to submit bogus and inflated invoices and pocket the proceeds for personal luxuries. The two other men, former Army Corps of Engineers employee Michael A. Alexander, and Harold F. Babb, director of contracts at an Alaska Native-owned small business, have already pleaded guilty and several others have been charged in connection to the scheme.