By Max Jaeger (September 20, 2021, 5:08 p.m. EDT) – Long-time State Department employee successfully accepted $ 60,000 in bribes and handed auction information to government contractor insiders on a multi-million dollar consulate security project, the US Department of Justice said on Monday.

May Salehi, 66, voluntarily surrendered to authorities and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud for helping a successful contractor increase his bid by nearly a million of dollars before being selected, the government said. Salehi was released pending his conviction.

“As a State Department employee, May Salehi was tasked with serving the public. Instead, she abused her position of trust to reattach her …

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