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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Officials with the Department of Justice say a former employee of the United States Army Corps of Engineers has been indicted by a grand jury for bribery of a public official.

55-year-old Mobile native Dennis Fails Jr. made his first court appearance on Wednesday for soliciting a bribe from Kenneth Hornsby, the President and CEO of HCS Group P.C., a firm located in Montgomery.

The indictment alleges that Fails instructed Hornsby to submit billing for nearly $25,000 worth of work that had not been performed. He would then ensure the bill was approved and paid for, to which the two would then spilt the money.

After being approached by Fails, Hornsby contacted Law Enforcement. With their direction, Hornsby submitted the billing and later met Fails at a rest stop to collect half of the money. Once the money was received, Fails was arrested.

Fails faces a maximum potential sentence of 15 years in prison. He is also subject to a fine of up to $250,000 and mandatory restitution if convicted. A trial date has not been set.

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