Former Laguna Pueblo corporation employee enters plea deal
A former employee of Laguna Construction Co. pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks on government contracts.

Ismael "Mike" Salinas inflated contracts and over-billed the Defense Department for work in Iraq. He admitted he received $847,904 in kickbacks.

Neither the corporation itself nor Laguna Pueblo have been implicated in the scheme. The company has received over $300 million in contracts for work in Iraq.

Get the Story:
Ex-Laguna Construction Worker Pleads (The Albuquerque Journal 10/2)
Odessan admits to military kickback scam (The Odessa American 10/1)