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Campus Notebook: Virginia Congressmen Want Bikeshare at Capitol

The last of 11 defendants in a bribery scandal within the General Services Administration was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison.

A Justice Department press release reported that Eric Minor, a former GSA customer service manager, must also pay $118,000 in restitution.

Minor pleaded guilty in May for taking that amount of money in cash kickback payments from six government contractors.

The payments were made in exchange for Minor using his leverage to retain the contractors' services for maintenance and construction projects at the GSA facilities he managed.

Ten other federal workers and contractors were sentenced for their involvement in the kickback scheme between February 2008 and December 2010.

While each is required to pay back the sums he or she received through bribes, Minor's share was the largest.

"Some officials believe it is okay to line their own pockets at the expense of taxpayers," GSA Inspector General Brian Miller said in a statement. "We will not tolerate this attitude."

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