Colonel Anthony Tyrone Roper indicted

| June 8, 2017 | 37 Comments

The Department of Justice announces that they’ve indicted Colonel Anthony Tyrone Roper, his wife and a government contractor in a bribery and kickback scheme at Fort Gordon, Georgia;

According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, beginning in 2008 and lasting almost a decade, Colonel Anthony Roper conspired with his wife, Fulton and others to solicit and accept cash bribes in exchange for rigging the award of over $20 million in U. S. Army contracts to selected individuals and companies. The indictment further alleges that in an attempt to hide their bribery and fraud schemes, the Defendants attempted to obstruct an official investigation into their criminal conduct.

Colonel Roper was charged with one count of conspiracy, three counts of bribery, four counts of false statements and one count of obstruction, with a maximum sentence of 85 years in prison and a $1.75 million fine. Audra Roper was charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of false statements and one count of obstruction, with a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $750,000 fine. Fulton was charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of obstruction, with a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Army CID, the DoD CID and the Small Business Administration OIG. I guess full-bird colonels don’t make enough to live on. Six figure retirements don’t go as far as you might think.

Thanks to Thunderstix for the tip.

Category: Army News

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    Greedy fuckers.
    Enjoy your punishment assholes.
    You deserve it and more.
    I hope your futures are at the very least, physically and psychologically painful.

    • Ray H. says:

      Retired COL pension is not 6 figures. Active duty salary is 6 figures, plus other monetary benefits, but pension is less.

      Roper was an active duty COL. Some other retired COL who runs a company named “CREC Group” was also involved. He was the one who paid the bribes. Not sure why he didn’t get indicted. He probably turned state’s witness and gave up Roper in turn for not being named or indicted.

  2. Carlton G. Long says:

    “officer and a gentleman” / eye roll

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    D#ck out, baseball cleats on step on d#ck/repeat.

  4. Graybeard says:

    Greed knows no satiation.

    If guilty as charged, here is hoping that the judge gives him the max.

    Paying back that fine is gonna be tough.

  5. Atkron says:

    Hell, I felt guilty taking a damn black Skilcraft pen and little green memo pad home.

    I can’t even imagine thinking it would be okay to bilk Uncle Sugar out of big money.

    Because Uncle Sugar gonna find out…period.

  6. sj says:

    Signal Corpse I assume. Sigh.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    One should NEVER steal from the US Government because we know that they hate the competition. So Colonel, was it worth it? Be nice to Bubba & Thor, you’ll be “married ” to them first.

  8. IDC SARC says:

    A fine example….of what not to do.

  9. AW1Ed says:

    Well, Colonel, all I can say is…

  10. Just An Old Dog says:

    Looks like the Feds will have his ass first and he will do time in Their big house.
    Question for the legal beagles.
    How will the military handle this? I would assume that since he will already be tried and punished that they will forego a Court Martial and give him an administrative OTH.
    Wonder if they can reduce him to Private and do away with all pay and allowances via that route.

  11. Tallywhagger says:

    Nice take-down! I commend the CID and OIG for their effective service. Those guys are pros. As to the “Colonel”? We have seen the content of his character.

  12. Tony180a says:

    Don’t fuck with Uncle Sugars money! Contracting is one of the most scrutinized of all government activities yet there is no end to the greedy fucks thinking they can beat the system.

  13. OldSoldier54 says:

    I hope all three get the MAX!

  14. John Fisher says:

    In 28 years of service I have never seen anyone homestead that long in one location. I had to work with a bunch of beltway bandits who just stayed in DC. They had friends in HRC and were taken care of. If they didn’t get what they wanted it way EO IG Chaplin CID….. We all know the type. Had one pos that submitted retirement papers when we mobbed but had a friend at HRC,pull them after we left . this happened twice I know of.

  15. Green Thumb says:

    Dude is straight up All-Points Logistics material.

    Too bad these same organizations would not investigate APL.

  16. 2banana says:

    He should have just set up a “charity” foundation to accept “donations.”

    It is all pretty legal and any vendors that got a juicy contract right after a big donation would have been just coincidence.

    But don’t talk to Russians. That is a huge issue to our fake news.

  17. Ret_25X says:

    I know this stupid clown. Always had something shady going on…always.

    I’m so not shocked by this.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      It’s pretty bad when someone who is known as a shady shit can get promoted to Colonel.

      • Ret_25X says:

        I have found that it is SOP. The evaluation and promotion systems reward the shady block checker.

        • Just An Old Dog says:

          Could have just been my era, service and being on the ground side, but it was very rare to see a USMC Lt Col or above who hot there being a known scum bucket.
          There’s been a few USMC posted on here lately that have stepped on it ( The Lt Col who slapped her wife around, the BN Co who was an Ego maniac and the POS Chomo) but they weren’t stealing from Uncle Sugar.

  18. 5JC says:

    Looks like dude copped a plea for max 5 years.

    Steal millions get 1-5, who says crime doesn’t pay?

    http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Fort-Gordon-Colonel-accused-in-bribery-scheme-427242633.html

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