Ex-executives for military contractor guilty of illegal dealings with colonel

July 26, 2005|By Matthew Dolan | Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF

Two former executives at a Montgomery County-based military contractor admitted in federal court yesterday that they illegally engaged an Army colonel in job negotiations while the military officer was giving the company preferential treatment.

Young Y. Lee, 46, of Rockville and Lorn J. MacUmber, 67, of Gypsum, Colo., each pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to one count of aiding and abetting a conflict of interest involving former Army Col. Richard J. Moran.

Lee was president and chief executive officer of Information Systems Support Inc., and MacUmber was the company's senior vice president.

The military contractor provides information technology, logistics and communications support services.

Although Moran never took a job with the company, prosecutors said he spoke with executives about a job with them and had several meals at their expense. Prosecutors said he steered contracts toward the company.

John Rowley, an attorney for Lee, said his client never knew that Moran was giving the company favorable treatment.

Convicted in federal court in California, Moran is serving a 4 1/2 -year prison sentence on charges connected to receiving more than $500,000 in bribes from contractors separate from the Maryland case, prosecutors said.

Sentencing for Lee and MacUmber is scheduled for Oct. 12, where they will face up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

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