On 10 August, a news release from US DoJ advised that Richard Holman, 69, had pleaded guilty in May to bribery. In 2013-15, Holman and other USDA officials received Corvette wheels, concert tickets, PGA tour tickets, meals, alcohol, strip clubs, parking, concierge medical services, prescription drugs, and other cash tips. Holman accepted bribes in exchange for ensuring the awarding of USDA contracts.
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