Arraignments Expected Today in Navy Kickback Case

Ralph Mariano and his father are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in federal court on charges involving a Middletown company.

A Virginia man and his 80-year-old father are set to be arraigned today on federal charges in connection with an . 

Ralph Mariano of Virginia and his father, Ralph Mariano Jr. of North Providence, will appear this afternoon in federal court, reports The Providence Journal. 

Mariano, 53, of Arlington, VA, a former engineer with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), is accused of accepting bribes as a public official from Portsmouth resident . 

Mariano allegedly accepted kickbacks of naval funds from (ASFT), a Middletown company. 

His father also faces tax charges, according to The Providence Journal. 

Glen May 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
accused of accepting bribes from Russell E. Spencer? I believe this is incorrect information.
ralph May 09, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Sarah, does it really matter? Russell is just as guilty as these two guys.
Jessica May 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Sarah he already pleaded guilty.... http://portsmouth.patch.com/articles/portsmouth-man-lied-to-fbi-during-navy-kickback-probe
Spring Street May 11, 2012 at 03:34 AM


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