Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:18 a.m.
An Army AH-64-A Apache helicopter approaches a U.S. Navy vessel in 2011.
U.S. Navy/Wikipedia Commons
A Yorba Linda man, who copped in federal court to improperly and fraudulently receiving about $320,000 from a U.S. Army contract, is a longtime generous campaign contributor to the likes of Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the National Republican Senatorial Committee and other GOP causes and candidates.
Bahram “Barry” Bordbar also gave to another Barry.
Bordbar, who owns Prototype Engineering and Manufacturing Inc. in Gardena, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Aug. 1 to a federal charge of making false statements involving aircraft, admitting “that his fraudulent conduct led to him improperly receiving approximately $320,000 from the Army,” according to Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in LA. Prototype had a contract to overhaul and repair linear actuators that were used on the Army’s AH-64-A Apache helicopter, but that pact did not authorize the company to repair DC motors used in the linear actuators unless it received specific authorization from the military branch, Mrozek said.
According to a plea agreement filed with the court, Prototype used an outside contractor to repair 105 DC motors without authorization, and those repaired motors were installed into overhauled linear actuators that were delivered to the Army.
Bordbar also pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting in the filing of a false tax return…
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