U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song announced Thursday a former Army manger was sentenced to 46 months in prison for accepting illegal gratuities, making false statement and tax evasion.
Fifty-five-year-old Anthony A. Shaw of Rochester Hills, Michigan was a deputy project manager at the U.S. Department of Army, Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). Shaw was responsible for managing government contracts for combat vehicles systems. Warren, Michigan-based TACOM contracts designs, modification, maintenance and production for Humvees and other high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles.
Shaw became familiar with the owners of Ibis Tek, LLC, Thomas and John Buckner. Ibis Tek manufactured commercial and military products, including transparent armor for military and tactical combat vehicles. The company held multiple prime contracts and subcontracts for TACOM.
Shaw also flipped houses in the Detroit area, owning over 90 houses during the housing market collapse in 2008. Shaw told the Buckner brothers that he owed approximately $400,000 in credit card debt and close to bankruptcy.
The Buckner brothers provided Shaw with $1,055,500 in illegal gratuities. Shaw did not pay taxes on these monies. He lied to federal agents during an interview, saying he never traveled in vehicles owned by John and Thomas Buckner.
In addition to the 46 months incarceration, Shaw was ordered to bay a $100,000 fine.