But Cahoon would only get up to 18 months in prison if the judge accepts the sentence recommended by U.S. Attorney
Cahoon, who worked more than four years for the city's IT department as an employee and later a consultant, engaged in "a scheme to steal" federal money during a period from early 2008 until late 2009, according to court documents filed last month.
During that period, Cahoon "subverted" state bidding laws and caused at least eight contracts with the city totaling
The court records said Cahoon, while doing business as Networks@Home LLC, subcontracted work on city projects from
The result was that "Cahoon profited and caused the city to be double billed for the same work,'' the documents said.
Cahoon waived an indictment and struck a plea agreement with the federal prosecutor. He is due back in
"I understand the crimes to which I have agreed to plead guilty, the maximum penalties for those offenses and Sentencing Guideline penalties potentially applicable to them," Cahoon said in signed letter acknowledging the plea agreement that was filed with court documents.
Cahoon wrote that he was satisfied with legal representation he's received from
"We have discussed the charges against me, possible defenses I might have, the terms of this Plea Agreement and whether I should go to trial," he wrote in his letter.
"I am entering into this Agreement freely, voluntarily and knowingly because I am guilty of the offenses to which I am pleading guilty and I believe this agreement is in my best interest," he said.
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