Two Enterprise Men Investigated by U.S. Department of Justice

An Enterprise business is at the center of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. It has led to the indictment of two men.

Sixty-seven-year-old William Childree owns Maverick Aviation. The company maintains a hanger at the Enterprise Municipal Airport.

Childree is charged with two-counts of honest services fraud and one-count of bribery.

The Coffee County resident had a $4.7 million contract to modify two helicopters for the U.S. Government.

A second man, Jeffrey Stayton, an official at the army test and evaluation command is accused of taking actions that favored Mavericks' selection to get the contract.

If convicted, both men could face federal prison time ranging from ten to 20 years and fines totaling a quarter of one million dollars.