Appeals court in Va. to hear defense fraud case

Friday - 10/26/2012, 1:49am EDT

By LARRY O'DELL
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments in the case of a former New Jersey resident convicted of selling bogus or defective parts to the U.S. military.

Roger Charles Day Jr. was sentenced to 105 years in prison for his role in the conspiracy to defraud the Department of Defense of more than $11.2 million. A three- judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear his case Friday.

Day led a complex conspiracy involving at least 18 companies in four countries that bid on contracts to supply parts to the military, some of them through a supply center in Richmond. He lived in lived in Long Valley, N.J., before fleeing to Mexico after his 2008 indictment. He was arrested in Cancun.


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