Two of the three people accused of defrauding the U.S. Air Force out of nearly $6.5 million voluntarily surrendered themselves to U.S. Marshals in Lubbock on Tuesday.
Donald Dean Brewer, 62, and his wife Sherry Lynn Brewer, 62 are from Clovis. They, along with James McKinney, 60, of San Antonio are accused of over-billing the Air Force through a subcontractor called Enterprise and Deployment.
An indictment says the company carried out a fraudulent scheme from 2002 through 2008. The indictment mentions numerous air bases including Cannon AFB in Clovis and Brooks-City AFB in San Antonio. The case is being prosecuted in the San Antonio Division of the U.S. District Court.
The Brewers were both allowed to remain free after their initial appearance before a Lubbock federal magistrate. They were not made to post bond.
Earlier this month the Clovis News Journal quoted the Brewers' Washington D.C. attorney Craig King. King told the CNJ that the Brewers did not do anything wrong.
King is quoted as saying "The facts will show that Enterprise and Deployment took what had been an incredibly chaotic and expensive cabling project and managed this project in such a way that, for the first time in the history of the project, it came in on budget and on time."
Court records as of Tuesday did not indicate if McKinney had been arrested.
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