Federal prosecutors say a Tuscaloosa County freight broker has agreed to plead guilty to bribing two National Guard officials to steer military contracts to two companies he represented.
Prosecutors say 60-year-old Daniel Boyd, of Vance, Alabama is charged with two counts of bribery and two counts of mail fraud in a scheme to obtain shipping contracts for Crimson Express and U.S. Transport.
One of the National Guard officials Boyd is charged with bribing, 52-year-old Timothy Wooten, has already pleaded guilty in the case. Authorities say he was a traffic management specialist for the Guard’s U.S. Property and Fiscal Office in South Carolina. Boyd also bribed a worker in Florida.
Prosecutors say Boyd paid nearly $50,000 in bribes and earned about $156,390 in commission on the transport contracts.