U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Pleads Guilty in Iraqi Contract Scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel from New Jersey has pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme involving Iraqi reconstruction contracts.

Debra Harrison on Monday admitted her involvement in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars from an Iraqi rebuilding fund to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Harrison admitted receiving a Cadillac Escalade from a contractor and more than $300,000 to improve her Trenton home.

Harrison faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced Nov. 19.

It was not immediately known who was defending Harrison.