Former sales manager sentenced in Kansas for bribery

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former sales manager for the company that makes Glock firearms has been sentenced to 1½ years in prison for bribery.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas says 44-year-old James Craig Dutton, of Acworth, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud Glock. The office says Dutton, who was an assistant national sales manager for Glock, accepted bribes and kickbacks from a Kansas gun dealer.

Dutton was sentenced Monday.

Co-defendant John Sullivan Ralph, III, was sentenced earlier to 18 months after pleading to conspiracy.

The prosecutor’s office says Ralph owned Olathe-based Global Guns & Hunting, Inc., and that Ralph admitted paying about $900,000 to Glock employees in exchange for preferential treatment.

 

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