A federal prosecutor is seeking a sentencing delay for Patrick Nagle, the director of a company formerly based in Middletown, who admitted to funneling nearly $20 million in federal Navy funds.
The Providence Journal reports that Assistant U.S. Attorney Dulce Donovan is asking Nagle's sentencing be delayed 120 days past its current March date.
last August. He held the position as senior vice president at ASFT, which had operations based out of Middletown and Roswell, GA. Nagle also served as the company's director of contracts.
ASFT closed in Middletown in February after federal investigators seized company assets as part of its multimillion dollar investigation into allegations of the Navy kickback scheme.
According to an Information and Plea Agreement filed with the U.S. District Court in Providence, Nagle was responsible for the processing and payment of invoices submitted to ASFT. It is alleged that from 1999 through June 2010, the owner of ADQ Associates and then C&S Technology allegedly submitted invoices to Nagle that were false and inflated. Nagle allegedly made payment on these invoices, knowing that the work represented on the invoices had largely not been performed.
It is also alleged that the payments were made to funnel money to Ralph M. Mariano, a civilian program manager and senior systems engineer with the United States Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Newport and Washington, D.C., and individuals associated with Mariano. To read more of our previous coverage, go .