The presidents of two California contracting firms were sentenced on June 27, 2014 to prison terms after pleading guilty to bribing a federal employee to get construction and service contracts worth millions of dollars at Camp Pendleton.
Hugo Hernandez Alonso, 50, of Chula Vista was sentenced to a year in prison and fined almost $127,000. Bayani Yabut Abueg Jr., 51, of San Diego was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $366,140.
The two admitted to bribing Natividad Lara Cervantes, a civilian employee of the Department of Defense who was the supervisor for construction and service contracts in the inspection branch of the department. Cervantes pleaded guilty in January and is set to be sentenced in July.
The bribes stretch back from 2008 to 2011, with Cervantes receiving thousands of dollars in cash and remodeling work on his San Diego condominium, according to documents filed in San Diego federal court, where the cases were decided.
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Read update on sentencing here: http://pennrecord.com/news/14111-former-pa-businessman-sentenced-for-role-in-136-million-conspiracy