Evidence keyed to Mueller
Tanner v. United States
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Petitioner No. 1 used his position as Seminole Electric Cooperative’s (“Seminole”) procurement manager to help his friend, petitioner No. 2, obtain a bid for a construction project for which a loan had been guaranteed by an agency of the United States. Petitioner No. 1’s department had prepared and delivered two contracts favorable to petitioner No. 2’s company. At about the same time, petitioner No. 2 paid petitioner No. 1 about $30,000. Both were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and committing mail fraud. After petitioner No. 1 and petitioner No. 2 were convicted, two jurors came forward and revealed rampant drug and alcohol use by the jury during the trial and deliberations.
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