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According to the Washington Post, a federal judge sentenced Kerry F. Khan, the mastermind of a contracting scam of “historic proportions,” to nearly two decades behind bars. This sentence was even more than prosecutors had requested because of the “staggering” scope of the scheme.

1. What were some of the “red flags” associated with this scheme?
2. How did Khan steal more than $30 million? In other words, what methods did he use?
3. What was Michael Alexander’s role in the scam and what was his sentence?

Marimow, Ann E. (2013). Ex- Army Corps official sentenced in contracting scheme of ‘historic proportions.’ The Washington Post, July 11 (Retrievable at–army-corps-official-sentenced-in-contracting-scheme-of-historic-proportions/2013/07/11/7d8ba21e-ea21-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html?hpid=z2)