A former business partner of a U.S. military contractor has pleaded guilty to bribing multiple Army officials for contracts during the Iraq war, according to the Alabama Local News.

Finbar Charles, who worked with former contractor Terry Hall, will be sentenced in November, the paper reported. The Justice Department announced Charles' plea earlier this week.

According to DoJ, Charles provided millions of dollars to multiple U.S. Army officials from 2005 to 2007, and personally received more than $228,000 in ilicit gains.

Alabama Local News reported that the bribes were given in return for unfair preference towards Hall’s companies when it came to military contracts, including providing bottled water and constructing security fencing in Iraq and Kuwait.

Charles, 62, is a citizen of Saint Lucia in the Carribean, but was charged in the northern district of Alabama, according to the Alabama Local News. The Army officials Charles worked with, including Majs. Eddie Pressley, John Cockerham, James Momon and Chris Murray, have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of related offenses, officials said.

Charles managed bank accounts in Kuwait and the Phillipines that he used to facilitate the bribes.

Noah Nash is a rising senior at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. At school, he is the editor in chief of the Collegian Magazine and the digital director of the Collegian, Kenyon's newspaper.

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