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.