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Army Bribery Probe

ATLANTA (AP) _ A civilian contractor from Georgia accused of bribery to win millions of dollars in business with the military will remain in custody pending a hearing in Washington.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Terry Hall of Fairburn had companies that received more than 20 million dollars in military contracts. But they say he delivered or transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to at least one Army official to get the business.

A federal grand jury in Washington returned an indictment against Hall, who was arrested late last week at his home.

At a hearing yesterday in Atlanta, a U-S prosecutor said new evidence suggests Hall made more than two-point-five million dollars in bribe payments and there may be a superseding indictment in the near future.

Hall, who has NOT yet filed a plea, has been linked to into Army Major John L- Cockerham. Prosecutors allege that Cockerham, along with his wife and sister, took at least 9.6 million dollars in bribes in 2004 and 2005 while Cockerham was a contract officer stationed in Kuwait.

Defense attorney Paul Kish says Hall, a former Army sergeant, was overseas, mainly in Kuwait, from 2002 until he moved to Georgia in August.


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