Finally, the grand jury indicted
Ellison led Cobra while it bid for and obtained
Cobra Acquisitions in
However, the indictments stated that between
The grand jury stated Ellison provided to Tribble either directly or indirectly a helicopter tour over
The grand jury also accused Ellison of having secured a job for Patterson and of having provided airline tickets and hotel stays to Tribble.
The indictments stated that Tribble, in return, pressured the electrical authority to award business to Cobra and to accelerate payments to the company.
One example of that influence, the grand jury stated, was a situation in
Ellison, a decorated Army Ranger who served in
Before that, he served as a CEO, executive vice president and vice president at other companies in the utility industry during a civilian career that spanned 18 years.
Evidence of the criminal probe surfaced earlier this year when Ellison took the government to court challenging its seizure of numerous investment, checking and saving accounts in his name as well as a
The indictments issued Tuesday stated the government intends to enforce those forfeitures.
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