Cunningham bribe figure draws sentence

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Former defense contractor Mitchell Wade must spend more than 2 years in prison for bribing then-U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., a judge says.

FEC: Government contractor fined $1M

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A government contractor has agreed to pay $1 million in civil penalties for an illegal contribution reimbursement scheme, the U.S. elections watchdog said.

New charges for Cunningham associates

SAN DIEGO, May 12 (UPI) -- A former top CIA official has been charged with improperly trying to steer a $132 million project to a contractor implicated in a prior U.S. corruption case.

Wife of ex-congressman accepts penalties

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- In a plea agreement, the wife of disgraced former California congressman Randy Cunningham acknowledged that bribe money partially financed their house.

Pentagon drops scandal-tainted contract

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Pentagon is not renewing a contract with a Virginia intelligence company with links to a bribery and campaign finance scandal.

Limo firm denies providing prostitutes

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The president of a Washington limousine company, denied he provided prostitutes to former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif.

Prostitution claims enter Cunningham probe

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Allegations that a defense contractor paid for prostitutes have arisen in the probe of convicted former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham, R-Calif.

Harris to lose more key campaign staffers

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Top aides to Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., were said ready to quit her Senate campaign, the latest in a growing list of troubles for the campaign.

Cunningham sentenced to 8 years in prison

SAN DIEGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., was sentenced Friday to 8 years and 4 months in prison after pleading guilty to bribery charges.

Report: Rep. Cunningham wore a wire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham, R-Calif., wore a wire to help prosecutors get evidence against others in the corruption scheme that drove him from office.

Calif. Congressman pleads to tax evasion

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to tax evasion and conspiracy charges stemming from the sale of his home.

Congressman loses bid to ease house sale

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled against U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., who sought the removal of a forfeiture warning on his house.

Feds seek congressman's house

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in San Diego are seeking forfeiture of a home belonging to Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif.

Cunningham asks campaign donors for favor

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., is asking contributors to let him use campaign donations for his legal defense, the Washington Post reported.

Cunningham will leave Congress

SAN DIEGO, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., said Thursday he will not run for re-election.
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Mitchell J. Wade (born June 6, 1963), is an American defense contractor implicated in the events that led to the 2005 resignation of U.S. Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham.

Wade founded the defense contracting firm MZM Inc. (since renamed Athena Innovative Solutions Inc.), in 1993. On February 24, 2006, he pleaded guilty to paying then Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R. Calif.) more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for millions more in government contracts. Wade was one of four co-conspirators mentioned in Cunningham's plea agreement of November 28, 2005. In addition to Wade, the three other co-conspirators are: Brent R. Wilkes, founder of San Diego-based ADCS Inc.; New York businessman Thomas Kontogiannis; and John T. Michael, Kontogiannis' nephew.

Wade graduated from American University. He married Christiane D. Shipley on June 6, 1999. Shipley graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990. Wade has three children from a previous marriage, Matthew, Zachary, and Morgan, and two with Shipley. The Wades used to live in Great Falls, Virginia.

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