HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » National Security & Defense (Group) » North Dakota man sentence...

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:31 PM

North Dakota man sentenced for Kandahar Airfield wire theft

Source: Associated Press

North Dakota man sentenced for Kandahar Airfield wire theft

Mar. 20, 2017 6:54 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A North Dakota man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in the theft of copper wire from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced Monday following his conviction for theft of government property.

In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company. The government says evidence at trial showed he solicited two civilian contractors at Kandahar Airfield to obtain various materials for him in exchange for cash.

The contractors reported the defendant to U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, which set up a sting operation. Evidence at trial showed Guidry offered one of the contractors $4,000 for help stealing spools of copper worth about $54,000.

Guidry was apprehended after leaving the Air Force compound with the copper wire.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/98f64ab003014918b895a767f2c356e1/north-dakota-man-sentenced-kandahar-airfield-wire-theft

1 replies, 690 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply North Dakota man sentenced for Kandahar Airfield wire theft (Original post)
Eugene Mar 2017 OP
nitpicker Mar 2017 #1

Reply to this thread