A former U.S. Army range operations manager at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to accept bribes and disclosing procurement information.

Franklin Raby, 67, of Greeneville, Tenn., admitted to receiving tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of bribes between March 2015 and May 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release.

Raby pleaded guilty to a district court judge in Tennessee.

The bribes included an antique car from a contractor seeking and receiving business deals with the U.S. Army.

In exchange for the bribe, Raby gave out internal procurement information from the U.S. Department of Defense and otherwise used his position to help the contractor win U.S. Army contracts, according to his plea agreement.

Raby’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 5, 2019.

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