Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woman sentenced for conspiracy in kickbacks on Glock firearms

U.S. Department of Justice

TOPEKA, KAN. ---- A Georgia woman was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison for helping conceal bribes an executive of the company that makes Glock firearms received from a Kansas firearms distributor for preferential treatment, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Lisa Delaine Dutton, 43, Acworth, Ga., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

In her plea, she admitted she assisted her husband, co-defendant James “Craig” Dutton, 43, Acworth, Ga., who was the Assistant National Sales Manager for Glock, to receive bribes from co-defendant John Sullivan Ralph, III, 41, Olathe, Kan. Ralph was owner of Global Guns & Hunting Inc. of Olathe, Kan., doing business as OMB Guns.

Lisa Dutton created a company called Supreme Solutions LLC and used it to receive payments from Ralph to James Dutton.

The bribes were to pay James Dutton for helping Ralph to receive preferential treatment over other distributors of firearms, including directing customers to OMB Guns, giving it priority relative to the allocation of limited products, steering government contracts and sales to government agencies of firearms and accessories to OMB , as well as providing confidential Glock information to Ralph and OMB Guns.

Co-defendants include:

  • John Sullivan Ralph, II, who is set for sentencing Sept. 28.
  • James Craig Dutton, who is set for sentencing Sept. 22.
  • Welcome D. “Bo” Wood, Jr., who is set for sentencing Nov. 16.
  • Paula Ann Wood, who is set for sentencing Nov. 16.

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway is prosecuting.