Eight people have been indicted by a federal grand jury on accusations they engaged in a conspiracy to steal and sell military equipment. Of the eight men indicted, six were soldiers from Fort Campbell.
These men are being charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of equipment. According to a Justice Dept. news release issued on Thursday, the stolen equipment included sniper telescopes, machine gun parts, grenade launcher sights, flight helmets, communications headsets, body armor and medical supplies.
The men indicted were John Roberts, 26; Cory Wilson, 42; U.S. Army Sargent Michael Barlow, 29; Sargent Jonathan Wolford, 28; Specialist Kyle Heade, 29; Specialist Alexander Hollibaugh, 25; Specialist Dustin Nelson 22; and Specialist Aaron Warner, 24.
Two of the men are charged with selling some of the equipment to people in nations such as Russia, China, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Mexico.
Each man is being charged with conspiring to steal or receive U.S. Army property and to sell or convey U.S. Army property without authority. This charge carries a 5 year prison sentence.
Roberts was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud and one count of violating the Arms Export Control Act and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Wilson was charged with seven counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of violating the Arms Exports Control Act, and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Barlow was charged with three counts of selling or conveying U.S. Army property without authority, and could face up to 10 years in prison.
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