SALT LAKE CITY — A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail a federal investigation into an alleged $54 million defense contract bribery scheme pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court.
Robert G. Lustyik Jr., 50, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., is charged with fraud and obstructing justice.Comment on this story
Lustyik, a 20-year FBI veteran, used his position in an attempt to stave off a criminal investigation into the owner of Boston-based American International Security Corp., according to the indictment. Three others, including a retired Army lieutenant colonel, have been charged with using insider bidding to win contracts to train Afghan commandos.
The investigation began in Utah when a security company associate's transactions involving large sums of money at a St. George credit union raised suspicion.