Ohio contractor gets probation for bribing postal official who later killed himself

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

COLUMBUS: The owner of an Akron heating and ventilation company was sentenced last week in federal court to two years probation and fined $40,000 for bribing a U.S. Postal Service worker in exchange for construction contracts.

Ronald R. Bassak, owner of Meccon Inc., had previously admitted that he paid a postal architect/engineer about $100,000 to secure work for the company over a four-year period.

Bassak told investigators that postal architect/engineer Ashvin Shah had solicited bribes in return for construction contracts for Meccon. Shah committed suicide at his Westerville home.

More: Ohio.com – Local news briefs – April 10.