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Unformatted text preview: the paperwork. HAVARAC: And Aricia knew about it? VITRANO: Knew about it? Hell, he implemented it. HAVARAC: Come on, Doug. VITRANO: It's all bogus, Jimmy. Every aspect of his claim is bogus. The labor, the inflated invoices, the double and triple billing for expensive hardware. Everything. Aricia planned this from the beginning, and he just happened to work for a company with a long history of screwing the government. He knew how the company worked. He knew how the Pentagon worked. And he was shrewd enough to set up the scheme. HAVARAC: Who told you this? VITRANO: Bogan. Aricia's told Bogan everything. Bogan's told the Senator everything. We keep our mouths shut and play along, and we'll all be millionaires. The voices went silent as the tape, well edited by Patrick years ago, came to the end. The grand jurors stared at the tape player. "Could we hear some more?" one of them asked. Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html Mast shrugged and looked at Patrick, who said, "I think that's a marvelous idea." With Patrick's play-by-play commentary and sometimes colorful analysis, it took almost three hours to listen to the tapes. The Closet tape was saved for last, and played four times before the grand jurors would let it go. At six, they ordered dinner from a nearby deli. At seven, Patrick was allowed to leave. While they ate, Mast discussed some of the more telling documents. He addressed the various federal laws involved. With the voices of the crooks captured so vividly on the tapes, the conspiracy was laid bare. At eight-thirty, the grand jury voted unanimously to indict Benny Aricia, Charles Bogan, Doug Vitrano, Jimmy Havarac, and Ethan Rapley for conspiring to commit fraud under the False Claims Act. If convicted, each could face up to ten years, and be fined up to five hundred thousand dollars. Senator Harris Nye was named as an unindicted co-conspirator, a temporary designation that would most likely change for the worse. Spra...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course LIT 301 taught by Professor Dra during the Spring '10 term at American College of Computer & Information Sciences.
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