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Guilty Pleas Entered in Navy Hospital Bribery Case

May 5, 2010

The owner of a medical supply company has admitted to paying $50,000 in cash and other items to secure $500,000 in contracts for Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.

Innovatec Medical Corp. owner Todd Jenkins of Virginian Beach pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Norfolk to bribery charges.

Two hospital workers also pleaded guilty to bribery charges.

Forty-seven-year-old Wendy Walters of Portsmouth admitted awarding $450,000 in contracts and accepting $20,000 in cash and gifts. Thirty-four-year-old Bryan Fox, a Navy petty officer, admitted awarding $625,000 in contracts and accepting $26,000 in cash and gifts.

Two other defendants are scheduled to plead guilty next week.

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