Contractor pleads guilty in procurement fraud case

NEWARK  – A New Jersey-based contractor has pleaded guilty to fraud.

Defense contracting company, Staff Gasket Manufacturing Corp., and its president, Eric Helf, admitted Monday to military contract procurement fraud involving the sale of replacement parts for use in military operations, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.  Staff Gasket also pleaded guilty to a violation of the Arms Export Control Act.

Staff Gasket, now located in Alpine, and previously located in Englewood, pleaded guilty to a two-count Information charging wire fraud and an export control violation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.  

Helf, 38, of New York, entered a guilty plea to an Information charging one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the scheme.  Both Helf and the company entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court.

 

Contractor pleads guilty in procurement fraud case