Ex-Manager at Tinker Air Base Accused of Bribery

Nov 16, 2012

Tinker Air Force Base
Credit US Air Force

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former manager at Tinker Air Force Base has been arrested on federal bribery and conspiracy charges.

James Lee Loman of McLoud was arrested Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and accepting bribes as a federal official.

The Oklahoman reports that Loman is accused of accepting large cash payments from government contractors in return for favorable treatment.

Loman worked as an item manager who purchased replacement parts for military aircraft. An indictment alleges that Loman accepted the cash payments between 2002 and 2006 from a Florida-based aerospace company.

Authorities did not know if Loman had an attorney. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.