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December 3, 2004

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Businessman sentenced in Rockhurst bribery

Kansas City, Mo. -- A businessman was sentenced to 20 months in prison Wednesday for bribing a Rockhurst University official for contracts.

Charles Cacioppo Jr., 52, of Kansas City, was also ordered to pay $49,500 in restitution, U.S. Atty. Todd Graves said.

Cacioppo owns Industrial Salvage and Wrecking Inc. and is a co-owner of Industrial Environmental Management Inc. He pleaded guilty in June to paying bribes to Ralph Dunn, Rockhurst's former physical plant director, in exchange for nearly $1 million in contracts for demolition and asbestos removal at the Jesuit university.

Dunn was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison.

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