Mitchell J. Wade, who started MZM Inc. in 1993, "stepped down in June  after news reports suggested he did financial favors for Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) while the lawmaker pushed funding in Congress for programs on classified military intelligence programs on which MZM worked." 
- Former Treasurer, Sure Foundation
On November 28, 2005, "Cunningham, an eight-term congressman and hotshot Vietnam War fighter jock, pleaded guilty to graft and tearfully resigned ... admitting he took $2.4 million in bribes mostly from defense contractors in exchange for government business and other favors." 
"It was clear from facts in the criminal charges to which Cunningham pleaded guilty," Charles Babcock reported in the November 30, 2005, Washington Times, "that Mitchell J. Wade, president of Washington-based MZM Inc., is 'Coconspirator No. 2.'" Brent R. Wilkes, "head of San Diego area defense contractor" ADCS, Inc. is "'Coconspirator No. 1' in the charging documents."
See the Randy "Duke" Cunningham article for external links and details.
- Charles R. Babcock, "Contractors Linked to Bribery Case Worked Together," Washington Post, November 30, 2005.