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September 29, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

One current and three former US Army soldiers were sentenced for their involvement in a bribery scheme in Afghanistan that resulted in the theft of fuel valued at more than $10 million.  Jeffery B. Edmondson was the senior enlisted member of the unit who supervised all his co-conspirators and was sentenced to eight years in prison.  Christopher Ciampa was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  Enmanual Lugo was sentenced to four years in prison.  And Geoffrey Montague was a senior enlisted member of the unit who reported to Edmondson and was sentenced to five years in prison.  In connection with their guilty pleas, the defendants admitted to submitting fake Transportation Movement Requests (TMRs) for thousands of gallons of fuel that were neither necessary nor used by military units.  The defendants admitted that, in return for cash bribe payments, they awarded all the TMRs to the same Afghan trucking company, which used the fake TMRs to download fuel from depots on Kandahar Air Field and then sold the fuel on the black market.  DOJ

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