PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founder of a U.S. Navy contractor from Georgia is scheduled to be sentenced in a federal court in Rhode Island for his part in a long-running kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million.

Anjan Dutta-Gupta, of Roswell, Ga., is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

He founded contractor Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, or ASFT, which had offices in Middletown, R.I.

Dutta-Gupta is one of six people convicted in the scheme, pleading guilty to bribery in 2011. He has not been sentenced while he assisted the investigation into others, including civilian Navy employee Ralph Mariano, the scheme's mastermind. Mariano started a 10-year prison term last week.

Dutta-Gupta acknowledged he funneled millions to Mariano and others after Mariano approved money be added to Navy contracts held by ASFT.

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