Hawaii ex-Army range director admits accepting over $100G in bribes

A former Army range director pleaded guilty to conspiracy to accept more than $100,000 in bribes as well as a firearms violation.

The Justice Department said Victor Garo, 67, of Mililani, Hawaii, admitted to accepting the money to steer federal contracts worth more than $18 million to a specific contractor. The contractor paid Garo in cash, cars and firearms.

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Schofield Barracks 

Schofield Barracks 

Garo also admitted to illegally transporting firearms across state lines.

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Garo was a range director at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks. He’s the second public official to plead guilty as a result of an ongoing investigation into fraud and bribery at the barracks.

Garo’s sentencing is set for March.

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The case was investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS) and the FBI.