A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles has been sentenced for bilking the agency of $13 million and bribing the official who granted his parking contracts.

Richard Scott of Santa Monica was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud.

Scott also was ordered to pay the VA $12.6 million in restitution.

Scott owned Westside Service LLC. Prosecutors say he kept two sets of books for 15 years, stashing millions in unreported cash and millions more in over-reported expenses.

Court papers show Scott underreported revenue by at least $4.6 million and over-reported expenses by at least $8.2 million.

Scott, who pleaded guilty in May, has been in custody since his arrest last November.

Associated Press