"Courtney Stadd, NASA's chief of staff and White House liaison from 2001 to 2003, pleaded guilty to one conspiracy charge in a nine-count indictment in federal court in Gulfport, Mississippi, said Sheila Wilbanks, a U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman. ... Prosecutors say Stadd conspired with Liam Sarsfield, NASA's former chief deputy engineer in Washington. ... Sarsfield controlled a $1.5 million fund and designed contracts that wouldn't have to be put out for bid. He steered them where he wanted them to go, including to Mississippi State University and a company in Ohio, prosecutors said, netting himself about $270,000 in illegal profits."
Keith's note: So ... what's going on with Liam Sarsfield's sentencing? He was supposed to be sentenced back in June.
Liam Sarsfield Pleads Guilty, earlier post
"Sarsfield entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden. Sarsfield faces a maximum imprisonment term of five years and a fine of $250,000. He is scheduled for sentencing on June 24, 2010."