Ralph Mariano and his father, Ralph Mariano, Jr., are scheduled to go before U.S. District Court on Friday
Ralph Mariano and his father, Ralph Mariano, Jr., both arraigned in the Navy kickback case, have requested to waive a jury trial. They are scheduled to appear in court on Friday to address the request, said Jim Martin, Public Information Officer at the U.S. Attorney's Office. The younger Mariano allegedly accepted kickbacks of naval funds from Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow (ASFT), a Middletown company. ASFT had about $128 million in Navy contracts when it closed. Ralph Mariano is a former civilian program manager and senior systems engineer with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Newport. Mariano’s girlfriend, Mary O'Rourke, who was also indicated in the case plans to ask for a bench trial as well, reports the Journal. The …
The federal grand jury issued 37 counts against Ralph Mariano and his father, Ralph Mariano, Jr.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A federal grand jury in Providence today issued a 37-count indictment against one of the main suspects in the Navy kickback scheme, while also issuing charges against the suspect's father. A release from U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha outlined multiple charges against 54-year-old Ralph Mariano, the South Arlington, VA, man who worked as a civil engineer with the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Newport. Those charges include conspiracy, theft of government funds, extortion, and multiple counts of wire fraud and tax evasion. Mariano's father, 80-year-old Ralph Mariano Jr., of North Providence, was charged with multiple counts of tax evasion. The indictment alleges that Mariano helped devise a scheme from 1996 through January …