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Jury convicts ex-Tinker buyer of accepting bribes from government contractors

James Loman, 70, of McLoud, faces up to 40 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
by Tim Willert Published: July 12, 2013
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A federal jury Thursday convicted a former Tinker Air Force Base buyer of accepting more than $800,000 in bribes from government contractors, prosecutors said.

Jurors found James Lee Loman, 70, of McLoud, guilty of conspiring to commit wire fraud, accepting bribes and participating in government contracting under an illegal conflict of interest.

Loman was a former item manager who purchased replacement parts for military aircraft. He faces up to 40 years in prison and $750,000 in fines when he is sentenced.

Prosecutors alleged that between 2002 and 2006, Loman accepted cash payments from the owner of Daytona Aerospace of Deerfield Beach, Fla., in exchange for the purchase of Boeing 707 replacement parts, prosecutors alleged.

Loman calculated payments based on a percentage of aircraft sales to the U.S. Air Force, and collected $838,200 in cash bribes, according to faxes presented as evidence at trial.

The faxes also tracked the amount of bribes due and already paid, and some were collection letters that used coed language, prosecutors said.

Loman drove to Florida on several occasions to pick up the $50,000 payments and deposited some of the money into an Oklahoma bank account in amounts less than $10,000 to avoid detection, court records show.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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