Southern California

Former Naval Base Employee Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

A former civilian employee at a Southern California naval base who took $1.2 million in kickbacks has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.

Fernando Barroso, who was a senior procurement official for Naval Base Ventura County, was sentenced Monday. He also was ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

Barroso pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy and one count of subscribing to a false federal income tax return.

In the plea agreement, Barroso acknowledged that in 2008 he and Theodore Bauer, who ran three maintenance companies, submitted false invoices for Navy work that wasn't performed.

Bauer pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to commit bribery. He's scheduled to be sentenced July 22.

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