Man admits getting $150,000 in kickbacks for US Navy work

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who worked for a company that made parts for the U.S. Navy has pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving $150,000 in kickbacks for providing work to a New Jersey firm.

Christopher Sanchirico, of King of Prussia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the federal kickback act in Newark on Tuesday.

He was the assistant purchasing manager for a Philadelphia company that made shock-hardened circuit breakers and switchgears for Navy ships, submarines and aircraft carriers.

Prosecutors say he received between 5 and 10 percent of the revenue from work that he provided to a machine shop in Cherry Hill that gave him kickbacks.

Sanchirico faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced in January.