A former Army Manager will go to jail for fraud in connection to the Ibis Tek scandal.
Anthony Shaw of Michigan was sentenced to serve nearly four years and pay a $100,000 fine. Shaw was a government employee responsible for managing contracts for combat vehicles. Through his job, he came to know the Buckner brothers, who, at the time, were co-owners of Butler County-based Ibis Tek.
Prosecutors allege Shaw ran into money troubles and asked the Buckner brothers to help him avoid bankruptcy. He allegedly accepted over $1 million in illegal gratuities and failed to pay income tax on the money. When asked about it, he allegedly lied to investigators.
Earlier this week, the Buckner brothers were also sentenced to jail time for their role in a separate fraud case against the government.
There are two more related guilty pleas entered in this investigation and each of these defendants is awaiting sentencing.
Harry H. Kramer, 52, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud for his role as CFO of Ibis Tek in a $6,085,709 fraud scheme against TACOM. Counts Two and Three charged him with filing false returns for Ibis Tek for 2009 and 2010.
David S. Buckner, of Warren, Michigan, (no relation to Thomas or John Buckner), pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with impeding the IRS by acting as a financial intermediary who received and then paid out money from Ibis Tek, LLC to Anthony Shaw, for the purpose of concealing that the monies were income of Shaw.
“Today’s sentencing, the third of five related cases, is the successful product of a joint investigation conducted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania,” stated Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent-in-Charge, DCIS Northeast Field Office. “Confidence in the integrity of the public officials working in the DoD procurement process and supply chain is of vital importance to all Americans. DCIS is committed to working with its law enforcement partners to investigate any violations of this public trust.”