Two executives of McGregor & Werner Inc., a Washington, D.C. printing firm, will be arraigned here Friday on a multicount indictment of bribery and racketeering charges in connection with printing contracts at two Ohio military installations.
Richard K Clark, 67, of 5000 Overlook Road, Washington, and Ricardo D. Zappone, 53, of 5 Schindler Court, Silver Spring, were each indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, racketeering and 17 counts of bribing a public official.
Clark is president of McGregor & Werner and Zappone is vice president for governmental sales. Clark had no comment "whatsoever" on the indictments and Zappone was unavailable to comment today.
Federal authorities would not reveal how much money was involved in either the alleged bribes or the printing contracts.
Clark also was charged with two counts of violating the federal Travel Act, which prohibits traveling across state line to commit a state crime. Zappone was charged with one Travel Act violation.
Clark and Zappone also were restrained by U.S. District Court Judge Carl B. Rubin from selling or disposing of any of their stock in McGregor & Wener, which has its headquarters at 6411 Chillum P. NW, and which operates a printing plant near Dayton, in New Carlisle, Ohio. Clark reportedly owns 69 percent of the firm; Zappone, 8 percent.
The indictments allege that Clark and Zappone traveled to Ohio begining in June 1973 to make payments to Jose S. Garcia, former superviser of printing and reproduction at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and to Lloyd Squaer, Former chief of printing and reproduction at the Defense Construction Supply Center in Columbus.
Garcia allegedly received payments on 15 occasions, and Squaer allegedly recieved bribes twice.
Garcia pleaded guilty in 1978 and recently was released after a year in federal prison for soliciting a bribe. Reportedly, he was responsible for purchasing copiers and automated typewriters and handled purchases totaling more than $3 million annually.
Squaer was sentenced this week to spend three months of a two-year sentence in federal prison while Judge rubin ordred probation for the remainder of the term. Squaer was convicted of solicting a bribe.
Robert Kaiser Jr., a former vice president of McGregor and Werner, was convicted last year for bribing Garcia.
The conspiracy and racketeering charges each carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and fine of up to $25,000. Each bribery count carries penalties of up to 15 yeras in prison and a $20,000 fine. Travel Act violations carry a maximum five year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.