UMBC bribery conviction

June 28, 2008

A former general manager of Siemens Building Technology's Baltimore office was convicted of conspiracy to bribe a University of Maryland Baltimore County official, state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office announced yesterday.

Scott Allan Wallick, 53, pleaded guilty for his role in the attempted bribery of George Alinsod, a former UMBC manager of construction services, over a period of six years. Prosecutors say that Wallick allowed sales engineers working under him to pad contracts with the university with extra expenses, allowing them to create a slush fund, which they used to buy Alinsod gifts. The overbilling amounted to $83,000.

Wallick is the seventh person convicted in the state's investigation of UMBC contracts. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation. He also must complete 120 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.

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