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Congressmen may testify in R.I. Navy kickbacks case

PROVIDENCE — Lawyers for a woman charged in a $10 million kickback scheme targeting the US Navy are raising the possibility that unspecified members of Congress could be called to testify for the defense in next month’s federal trial, though members of the staffs of the state’s congressional delegation say they have not been contacted about the case.

Mary O’Rourke is one of several people charged in the case. She is set to go to trial June 4, along with her boyfriend, Ralph M. Mariano, a former Navy employee from South Arlington, Va., accused of being the ringleader, and his father, Ralph Mariano Jr. of North Providence.

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