Builders Steel execs admit Choctaw bribery charges

Aug 09, 2013 | 02:03 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Builders Steel, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, construction, fabrication, bribery, structural steel, red iron, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Builders Steel Co. Inc. executives have admitted providing bribes to try to influence business relations with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Builders Steel president Lauri Parsons and her husband, vice president Brent Parsons, provided thousands of dollars in gifts—including golf excursions, vacations to Las Vegas, hunting equipment and a lake house—to a Choctaw Nation construction executive, who was not named in....

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