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Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:50 PM

Soldier who allegedly killed 16 Afghans accused of financial fraud in Ohio

Source: WCPO in Cincinnati

9 News has learned about previous crimes allegedly committed by Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is suspected of carrying out a nighttime attack on two Afghan villages that left 16 people dead, including nine children. Formal charges are expected to be filed within a week for Bales' involvement in the incident, according to the Associated Press.

Just one year before entering the military, Bales -- a Norwood, Ohio, native -- was accused of stealing money from an Ohio couple in an elaborate scheme.

While working as a financial advisor, Bales was ordered to pay more than $1.5 million to the Liebschners, who reside in Columbus, according to documents from the National Association of Securities Dealers and FINRA.
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In 2003, Bales was ordered to pay $637,000 as compensatory damaged, plus interest at the Ohio statutory rate of 10 percent until the date of payment in full, $637,000 as punitive damages, $216,500 as attorney's fees, $375 to reimburse the Liebschners' filing fee, and several other small damages. Seven other individuals and companies are listed in the arbitration and accused of the same charges.



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FarCenter Mar 2012 OP
OKNancy Mar 2012 #1
EFerrari Mar 2012 #2
MindMover Mar 2012 #3
EFerrari Mar 2012 #7
Enrique Mar 2012 #4
KoKo Mar 2012 #6
arely staircase Mar 2012 #5

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:56 PM

1. oh my, that's an interesting development.

Sort of puts a cloud on the "mister nice guy who snapped" story.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. I don't know why you say "Mr. Nice Guy". Raging assholes also get TBI. n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 07:58 PM

3. Soon, there will be a link claiming that this guy didn't wear clean underwear....

and this could be a contributing factor to his actions......

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Response to MindMover (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:44 PM

7. Yes, because dirty underwear is just like being sent back into combat wounded

which of course, the Pentagram would never do.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:31 PM

4. seven other individual companies were involved

Sounds like a pretty massive conspiracy for Columbus, OH. Strange development indeed...

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. Amazing....Just think if he'd been prosecuted. 16 innocent Afgans might still be alive. n/t

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:47 PM

5. this guy's a real peach

of he manages to beat the war crimes and fraud charges maybe he can move to Florida and get active in his local neighborhood watch.

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