Fayetteville Defense Contractor Philip A. Mearing Sentenced for Defrauding Federal Government

12/2/17

A federal judge sentenced a Fayetteville, North Carolina-based defense contractor for five years in prison Friday for defrauding the federal government more than $15 million, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

From 2004 until 2014, Philip A. Mearing, 48, sent fraudulent payments from his company, Global Services Corp., to co-conspirator Kenneth Bricker’s two straw companies, BPM and Tempo, for services never performed by either company.

With Mearing’s consent, Bricker kept 5 percent of the payments, sending the rest directly to Mearing or one of his companies.

A hearing to determine forfeiture and restitution will be held Dec. 12.

In a separate case, Mearing and two others defrauded the government $1.8 million,

Global Services Corp. was founded in 1997 in order to provide information technology services to the military. Its website can be found here.

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