A retired Army colonel whose business company reportedly was used to commit bribery to obtain more than $20 million in government contracts has been charged with conspiracy.
A conspiracy charge was lodged Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 in U.S. District Court against Calvin Devear Lawyer that charges him with conspiracy, a crime punishable by up to five years.
According to court documents, Lawyer set up a company named Communications, Research, Engineering and Consultant Group before he retired from the Army after 20 years in February 2008. The purpose of the company was to try to win contracts with the U.S. government and private contractors.
But the company was used to bribe those responsible for awarding contracts and bid-rigging at Fort Gordon, according to the documents.