Thursday, July 19, 2007

Imprisoned 'Duke' tells of scope of corruption
According to an 11-page FBI summary of the sessions, obtained by Copley News Service, Cunningham was very much the initiator of his corrupt actions, demanding bribes, accepting envelopes with cash and displaying an insatiable appetite for more money, more cars, more drink, more fine food and more expensive goods.

Cunningham's answers are bad news for Brent Wilkes, president of Poway-based ADCS Inc., who is fighting bribery charges. They set the stage for what could be a dramatic courtroom showdown between Cunningham and his longtime benefactor.

Wilkes faces 30 counts in two indictments, including charges that he gave Cunningham $600,000 in gifts and cash in exchange for Cunningham's help in getting more than $80 million in defense contracts. Wilkes' two trials are expected to occur this fall. The government has not said whether it will bring Cunningham to San Diego to testify.


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