AP: Company Close to Murtha Can Receive Government Contracts Again

Posted August 14, 2009 at 9:17am

The Navy has agreed to lift a ban on a Pennsylvania-based defense contractor favored by Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), permitting the company to again receive government contracts, the Associated Press reported Friday.The Navy suspended Windber, Pa.-based Kuchera Defense Systems amid fraud allegations in May. Earlier this year, both Kuchera Industries and Kuchera Defense Systems were raided by FBI agents.The AP reported that Kuchera attorney Dennis McGlynn “made some accounting adjustments to satisfy the Navy.—“We are very pleased to be back in business as far as getting new business,— McGlynn told the news agency.Kuchera, which has contributed heavily to Murtha’s campaigns, has received millions of dollars in Congressional earmarks in the past decade.