A North Carolina-based defense contractor has been sentenced to five years in prison for defrauding the government of more than $15 million through two separate conspiracies.
Philip Mearing, 48, is the former president of Global Services Corporation. In that role, he and his associates, Kenneth Bricker and Ken Deines, made fraudulent payments from Mearing’s company to dummy corporations Deines had set up, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The Virginian-Pilot reported in March that the 46-year-old Deines, a former Global Services executive, was sentenced in November 2016 to 18 months in prison.
Meanwhile, Bricker, a 59-year-old accountant in Hampton Roads, Virginia, was sentenced in March to four years in prison, according to the Pilot.