Contractor Learns Price of Bribing Congressman

WASHINGTON --  A federal judge has sentenced a contractor who bribed former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham to a significantly shorter term than the corrupt congressman. 
A federal judge sentenced military contractor Mitchell Wade -- who bribed former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham -- to more than two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 
Wade sentenced to 30 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina on Monday. He will also have to pay a $250,000 fine,
Wade pleaded guilty in 2006 to giving Cunningham more than $1 million in kickbacks, a yacht dubbed "The Duke-stir" and other gifts in exchange for about $150 million in government contracts.
Prosecutors said he helped them convict Cunningham, a Republican, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence for accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors.
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