BALTIMORE (AP) An FBI agent has pleaded guilty to accepting a cruise from a company in return for approving their bid to supply the agency with paper shredders.
The Department of Justice says 47-year-old Curtis Jones of Annapolis pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Baltimore.
Prosecutors said the Washington-based FBI equipment program manager approved a $2 million bid by the unidentified company to provide paper shredders. Company executives then invited Jones and his family on a Caribbean cruise during the 2003-04 New Year's holiday. Prosecutors said the value of the cruise, lodgings and airfare was $7,500.