SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two former Special Forces soldiers are due in federal court in Salt Lake City on what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar scheme to win military contracts in Afghanistan.
The case has a tenuous Utah connection and the defendants are trying with their first court appearance to move it to Boston, where American International Security Corp. is based.
A Utah judge will hear arguments over a change in venue at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Michael L. Taylor, chief of the Boston-based contractor, got an Army procurement officer to leak bid information that led to the company's winning $54 million in contracts to supply Afghan troops with weapons and training.
Taylor and former Army officer David Young, of Hernando Beach, Fla., will be in court. A third defendant, Christopher Harris - who owns property in St. George - has pleaded not guilty.
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