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Army captain sentenced for stealing Iraq war funds
Posted By aaron On May 4, 2010 @ 6:16 pm In Iraq | Comments Disabled
May 4, 2010
PORTLAND — Capt. Michael Dung Nguyen, 28, of Ft. Lewis, Wash, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Ancer L. Haggerty following his guilty pleas to theft of government property, the government reported.
Nguyen was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on September 1, 2010.
Judge Haggerty also ordered Nguyen to serve three years of supervised release, pay restitution in the amount of $200,000 and forfeit his interest in all personal property he bought with the stolen money as well as the remaining funds seized by the government at the time of his arrest.
Nguyen had admitted that while on deployment to Iraq, he stole and converted to his own use approximately $690,000 in United States currency. He gained access to the funds in his capacity as the Project purchasing officer in the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regimentof the United States Army.
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