Man sentenced for bribing NSA official

The corporate officer of a Baltimore scrap-metal recycling company was sentenced Wednesday to six months in federal prison followed by six months home detention for bribing a National Security Agency official, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Adam Wayne Berg, a third-generation leader of Berg Bros. Recycling Inc., was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $30,000 fine and $105,000 in restitution. The restitution amount equals the bribe he and a colleague paid NSA employee Robert Adcock for access to valuable recycling materials stored at a Fort Meade warehouse, according to court records.

Berg's business, on the 1400 block of West Hamburg St., was also found guilty in the scheme and ordered to pay a $130,000 fine and the same restitution, prosecutors said.

Adcock, who pleaded guilty to his role in the crime, is scheduled for sentencing Friday. Jeffrey Mark Harmon, who worked for Berg, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy and was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, six months home detention and 100 hours of community service. He was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and about $5,000 in restitution.

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