Ray Beringer is the founder and head of Beringer Marine, a naval defense contractor.
NCIS Season 7 Edit
NCIS had him under investigation for embezzlement, fraud, and racketeering. He was stealing money from the Navy. A witness and employee, Nora Williams, had discovered irregularities in bookkeeping which exposed the scheme. NCIS put her in protective custody and was flying her to Paris when a hired killer targeted her. Beringer was the most likely suspect, leading to a face to face confrontation between Beringer and Gibbs.
However, in reality, the contract killer was hired by Nora's husband-to-be, Daniel Sturgis, who had stolen the money that Beringer had embezzled. When Beringer went down, it would bring him down too. Gibbs later arrested both, Beringer for fraud, Daniel for murder.